The country will be close to completing a decade of export of the famed Alphonso mangoes to Japan this season, the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) said. The first export consignment for the season has already left, and more exports are expected as the season progresses.
Alongside exports, the Board has also decided to directly reach out to other states of India by holding Mango Festivals.
Japan is one of the toughest markets, but mango exports to Japan have now become a regular feature. Vapour heat treatment is mandatory for export to Japan.