Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that Pakistani mangoes are being sold at good prices in Europe this year compared to the previous year.
Talking to media after the inauguration of Small Scale Hot Water Mango Treatment Unit – a machine, locally prepared for effective control of fruit flies in mangoes – he said the simple hot water mango treatment machine was manufactured at a cost of Rs150,000, under the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and Pakistan Research Council.
The government was planning to offer the machine to farmers on subsidised rates, he said.
He said that Pakistani mangoes were attracting higher prices due to their revised weights, adding that the country had an opportunity to earn massive amounts of foreign exchange through the export of mangoes.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2014.
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