MACHINERY FOR PROCESSING AND EXPORT

Mangoes are stored for 8- 10 days in pulp making industry for ripening. There is post harvest loss by fruit fly and anthracnose infestation. The mango pulp industry have established in a big way. About 1.5 lakh tonnes of pulp with a value of Rs. 621 crore is being exported per year. About 63 thousand tonne mango worth Rs. 210 crore is being exported from India. The fruits treated with hot water have lesser post harvest loss. The hot water treatment plant is for mango export and pulp industry.

HORTICULTURAL MACHINERIES DEVELOPED AT INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH

 In India vegetables are cultivated in 84.95 lakh hectare, fruits in 63.83 lakh hectare, plantation crops in 33.06 lakh hectares, spices in 29.40 lakh hectare and aromatic crops in 5.10 lakh hectare of land. The cultivation of vegetable crops is labour intensive and it needs timely operations for maximizing the production. The availability of the labours is reducing in the villages. The end to end mechanization of the horticultural crops is required urgently.

 

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