A huge crowd is being seen at the Mango Festival, organized for the first time in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, from the 17th to 19th of June. To see and taste the variety of more than 300 mangoes, the residents of the city are reaching Punjab Kesari Bhavan located at Jora. Also, a variety of mangoes were included in the exhibition, which surprised everyone. One of them is known as “Miyazaki Japan Mango”.
Miyazaki mango is the most expensive mango in the world, which is grown in Japan. Its price is up to Rs 2 lakh 70 thousand per kg. Mohan Varlyani, secretary of the Prakriti Toor Society, informed that the weight of the mango displayed in the exhibition is 640 grams, which costs Rs 1,82,000. He said that this mango can’t be produced easily. Japan’s soil and climate are favorable for Miyazaki mango production. That’s why the price of these mangoes is very high. R.P. Gupta Retd, General Manager of Coal India brought his own entries on the second day of the Mango Festival. R.P. Gupta, a resident of Surajpur’s Silphili, cultivates mangoes as a hobby. He has two Miyazaki mango trees, one of which bore fourteen mangoes. Coming toward other exotic varieties, China’s Nam Dak Mai, the Philippines’ All Time Mango, America’s Jumbo Red, and Thailand’s Bhastara varieties also attracted people.
About 200 varieties of mangoes from other states like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Maharashtra, Hyderabad, etc. are decorated in the Mango Festival along with different varieties of mangoes from Chhattisgarh. Exhibition of various mangoes including Reshmi, Perennial, Chausa, Krishnabhog, Kesar, Chanda, Langra, Ambika, Amrapali, Kesar, Lalbagh, Himayat, Mallika, Dussehra, Khus Khus is being seen in the exhibition.