Mango Utsav 2022 aimed to facilitate market linkages, explore the export possibilities of both fresh and processed mango products, ensure better prices for the growers and implement quality standards.
With the view to promote the Bengal Mango and Mango products, the Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal jointly with the Indian Chamber of Commerce has organized Bengal Mango Utsav 2022 during 23rd – 25th June 2022 at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata exclusively for showcasing the potential of Indian Mango and Mango products. This event aimed to facilitate market linkages, explore the export possibilities of both fresh and processed products of mango, ensure better prices for the growers and implement quality standards.
The Inaugural session of Bengal Mango Utsav 2022 was graced by the Mayor of Kolkata, Firhad Hakim, Subrata Saha Hon’ble Minister for Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal, Dr. Subrata Gupta Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Government of West Bengal, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Minister for Power & Non-Conventional Energy, Government of West Bengal and Dr. Rajeev Singh, Director General of Indian Chamber of Commerce.
“West Bengal government has taken the initiative to help farmers be it in Malda or anywhere else in the States to flourish the commercial cultivation of Mango hence we are trying to popularise newer and exotic varieties of Bengal Mango and its various processed mango products through this festival. We aim to take this festival to an international level as well to make the consumers aware of different exotic table varieties of Bengal Mango and avail the opportunity of buying different varieties of good quality Mangoes at a reasonable price,” the mayor said in his inaugural speech.
Dr. Rajeev Singh, Director General of the Indian Chamber of Commerce said, “Indian Chamber of Commerce is extremely honoured to be associated with the West Bengal Bengal Government for the Mango Utsav 2022. This platform will enable farmers to connect with the buyers and we all are trying our best to implement the same. This platform will help explore business opportunities across the supply chain and build linkages between growers and retailers.”
Around 60 metric tonnes of mangoes were sold from the festival in 3 days. The state produces over 400 varieties of mango and is one of the leading states in the production of a variety of mangoes. Many varieties of mangoes grown in Bengal were brought to the festival. Mangoes were from Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly, East Burdwan, North Dinajpur, Purulia and Bankura.Himsagar, Langra and Lakshmanbhog varieties, Amrapali, Mallika, Alphonso varieties of mangoes among others were sold from the festival. Exciting cooking competition, seminar and cultural programme were also organized during the festival.