Sindhri Mango is pride of Pakistan

Exhibition and seminar, a twin that is 52nd National Mango and Summer Fruit Festival are organized at Mirpurkhas (Sindh). Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) office at Hyderabad participated in the twin events. The Exhibition held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hall, Horticulture Research Institute, Mirpurkhas. Provincial Minister for Agriculture Sohail Anwar Siyal, Government of Sindh has inaugurated the exhibition and named“Sindhri Mango- the pride of Pakistan”.

Almost 70 stalls were installed by the Mango Producers /Growers of almost 150 varieties from different Areas of the Sindh. About the awareness of the growers and encouraging them to broaden the export base of a mango product a stall has been installed by a team of TDAP. Visitors visited the stall of TDAP from Karachi and Hyderabad respectively and they were informed, encouraged, and guided by the team of TDAP for making mango more exportable- quantity wise and quality wise.

Seminar held on the Production and Promotion of Mango Product. The guest speakers, Abagar Board Hyderabad from Sindh, and Quarantine (Department of Plant Protection Karachi) highlighted the Pre-harvest and Post-harvest treatments of the product. Post-harvest treatment was also brought to the focus of the audience of growers and exporters in the seminar. The speakers urged the growers to please take care of their orchards by themselves and do not solely depend on contractors (Thakedars). This is an industry itself and not a side business. Participants were briefed on the hot-water treatment, vapour treatment, grading, and packaging of exportable mangoes, which were applauded by the audience.

Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Agriculture, Government of Sindh, highlighted the importance and utility of such events and suggested for holding of such events even at a greater level like Expo Centre Karachi where Importers from international markets may be invited through the Co-operation of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). Mr. Fida Hssain Mahesar, Deputy Director TDAP Hyderabad assured that he would convey the suggestions to the Senior Management of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.