Payment to mango farmers from tomorrow

District Collector P.S. Pradyumna on Wednesday said mango farmers who had supplied the Totapuri variety stocks to 23 pulp industries would be paid the as per the support price announced by the state government, from August 3.

Mr. Pradyumna said that between July 4 and 31, processing units had procured a record stock of 1.08 lakh mt, giving the government a share of Rs. 27 crore and processing units Rs. 81 crore. Many pulp industries had gone beyond their capacity in procurement of mangoes.

Mr. Pradyumna said the district administration would expedite the process of sending proposals to the government for establishing the mango board.

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