Mango, jackfruit fest in Mangaluru from tomorrow

Source: PTI | By Staff Correspondent | Published on 18th May 2017, 5:52 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru:  A week-long mango and jackfruit festival will be held at the Kadri park in the city from tomorrow.

The festival is being jointly organised by the  Department of Horticulture, Karnataka Mango Development and  Marketing Corporation, Agricultural Scienes Centre, Mangaluru  and Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat, a release here said.

Around 45 varieties of mango and 12 varieties of  jackfruit would be on display at various stalls from which  farmers would sell naturally ripened fruits directly to  consumers.

Value-added products of jackfruit and mango would  also be available at the stalls.

There would be 44 stalls at the festival, which would be open from 8 AM to 7 PM on all days except the inaugural day.

The consumers can buy fruits at a price lower than the market price as middlemen are not involved.

State Forests Minister and DK district-in-charge B  Ramanath Rai would inaugurate the event, the release said.

The festival would conclude on May 25. 

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