Pakistan produces over 150 varieties of mango and among these Chaunsa and Sindhri have great potential for finding buyers in the international markets. Secretary Agriculture Punjab Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed said Punjab holds 67pc of the total area and produces 80pc of country’s mango.
He said total production of mangoes in Punjab during 2011-12 was 1.304 tons. To a question, he said Pakistan produces over 1.75m tons of mangoes out of which 127 tons are exported, currently only 5pc of the total mango produce is processed into value added items.like pulp for use in drinks and ice cream, canned mangoes and dried manngoes.
Courtesy Nation News