The king of mangoes – Alphonso – is at the centre of a struggle among Maharashtra and Karnataka. Soon after having problems from mango growers in Maharashtra that Alphonso-like generate from the bordering Point out are consuming into their margins, Maharashtra’s Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse has stepped into the fray.
He explained stringent lawful motion would be taken from those associated in selling ‘fake’ Alphonsos in the industry.
The Minister has requested Agriculture Generate Marketplace Committees (APMC) marketplaces to continue to keep a view on traders passing off other versions of mangoes as Alphonso. Vaibhav Naik, MLA from the Konkan area recently approached the Agriculture Minister with a criticism that Maharashtra’s Alphonso growers had been struggling large losses mainly because of “fake” Alphonsos from the neighbouring Point out.
Distinctive GI tag
Alphonso mangoes from Konkan have a GI (geographical indications) tag for their one of a kind flavor, aroma and