Outdated orchard management, post-harvest issues including inappropriate handling, immature fruit harvesting, improper grading, packaging and inadequate treatment processing facilities are the key factors for overall low returns in mango sector. Fruit Fly is also the biggest impediment to the mango export quality, making fruit appearance uneven, thus making it unable to meet export standards. According to an estimate, 30 to 40% of fruit is wasted from the harvest to market system; hence saving of these losses would help almost double value of mango industry.
The proposed mango processing project shall facilitate growers, exporters, processors, traders. The project shall be set-up at field level, common facility for users with international standard post-harvest technologies.
The feasibility study (Technical, Financial & Legal) has been completed by consultantsâ€™ consortium and investor solicitation process shall commence in August 2016.