Koraput: Tribal mango growers of Chaulakanti village under Dasamantapur block supplied mangoes to the Delhi market. The tribal farmers were supported by Agaragamme, an NGO working in the area for the last nearly 40 years, and WADI programme of the Nabard.

The mango growers though the Dasamantapur Cashew Producers Company and Ormas, Koraput, Monday dispatched 700 kg. Amrapali and Malika mango to Mother Dairy, New Delhi.

Another consignment of two tons of mango is being dispatched from Dasamanatapur to Visakhapatanam through the DCDPC and Ormas.

Achyut Das, the founder of Agragamee, said that the mango growers of Dasamantapur have now a better marketing channel to avoid distress sale. He has praised the Koraput district administration and the Koraput Ormas for the initiative.

Mango plantation, taken up in Koraput and Rayagada district under the WADI programme of Nabard, has become tremendous success. In subsequent years, these efforts will be scaled up by the joint efforts of one and all, said Achyut.

The former chairperson of Odisha state food commission, Rangalal Jamuda, has hailed the initiatives by the Agragamee, Nabard, Ormas and the Koraput district administration. He has suggested that the farmers should switch over to processable varieties of mango as Amrapali is known as table variety and has its own limitations. Jamuda has said that Dasamantapur is also doing well under the Odisha Millet Mission.