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Grown near Indore, Noorjahan Mango is fetching a queenly price of approx. ₹1000 per piece

The Noorjahan mango variety is cultivated in the Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh, located some 250 km from Indore, and locals trace its origin to Afghanistan. Owing to favourable weather conditions this year, the size and yield of this mango variety have been good as compared to last year. Therefore, this season, the rate of Noorjahan mangoes have skyrocketed with each piece being priced in the range of ₹500 to ₹1000.

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Centre's Cluster Development Programme to foster the mango belt in Lucknow & nearby areas

In a bid to increase the potential of mango cultivation in the state, the mango belt in Lucknow and nearby areas will be developed as a mango cluster. This development programme will be operated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture. Under this programme, the government will encourage prudent use of chemicals and the adoption of improved varieties of mango, among other things.

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CISH in Lucknow develops 'Mango Baba' app for safe doorstep delivery of mangoes this summer

The Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), a Lucknow-based ICAR lab, has perfected a mobile application that will facilitate easy home delivery of mangoes in the city. The 'Mango Baba' app is a simplified online means of ordering your favourite mangoes and getting them delivered safely to your doorstep. The application was designed by entrepreneurs in the institute's agri-business incubation centre last year and now has been upgraded to remove the earlier glitches, to extend a hassle-free customer experience to all.

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Lucknow's 'Mango Man' introduces new varieties of mangoes named after frontline workers

Belonging to Lucknow's Malihabad, Kaleemullah Khan is well-known for growing over 300 varieties of mangoes on a single tree through innovative grafting techniques. He has been in the news recently for his initiative of paying a tribute to frontline workers by naming mango varieties after them.

The aim behind naming new varieties of mango after COVID warriors is to immortalise their sacrifice for generations to come. Further, a few varieties have also been named after famous personalities who have extraordinary achievements to their credit.

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Home delivery of mangoes in THIS Rajasthan district to help mango cultivators mitigate losses

With the lockdown in effect across Rajasthan due to the second wave of the pandemic, it has been a difficult time for farmers and cultivators to sell their produce. Affected the most during the current times are mango cultivators, however, Banswara's District Collector has ensured that they don't incur losses by setting up online showrooms.

This will enable the citizens to order a minimum of 5 kilos of mangoes via a mobile app, QR codes on posters or through designated Whatsapp numbers. It is indeed a remarkable solution, for it adheres to the covid protocols and at the same time, looks after the needs of the commoners.

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