According to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the central government has licensed a huge mango cluster near Lucknow, and 100 crores will be invested in it over the next five years.
The chief minister said at a rally on Monday at the launch of ‘Uttar Pradesh Mango Mahotsav-2022’ in Lucknow that mangoes grown in this mammoth group will be recognized as the ‘Kakori brand’.
“Under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the central government has sanctioned a huge mango cluster in Lucknow, on which 100 crores will be invested over the next five years,” Adityanath added.
The Chief Minister further stated that the mangoes of this group will be recognized as the “Kakori brand”, as a true tribute to the great warriors of Kakori as part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited a mango exhibition organized by the Department of Horticulture and Food Processing. According to an official statement, he also unveiled the Lucknow Mango Festival Souvenir-2022 and praised the innovative producers in the state.
Surya Pratap Shahi, Minister of Agriculture of Uttar Pradesh, and Dinesh Pratap Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Horticulture, were also present. The Uttar Pradesh Mango Mahotsav, which was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will end on July 7.
The event is planned to improve mango production and farmer incomes by bringing together many stakeholders on one platform. During the event, farmers will also learn marketing tactics.
According to one official, changing weather patterns have impacted mango production around the world, and bringing stakeholders together can help overcome these issues.
India accounts for at least 65 percent of world mango production (20.4 million tonnes). UP produces 22 percent of the country’s total mangoes, through mango belts spread across 13 districts (4.5 million tonnes).
First published: July 05, 2022, 05:16 IST
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