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Maha govt sets up probe into falling mango prices

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Maharashtra Government has set up a five-member committee to probe the reasons behind plummeting prices of mango this season.
mangoMumbai: Maharashtra Government has set up a five-member committee to probe the reasons behind plummeting prices of mango this season.

According to the state government, the reason cannot be the recent ban on mango exports imposed by the European Union.

“The state’s share in the exports is very less and hence it is not expected to result in falling prices,” officials in the state co-operation department said.

The committee comprises Maharashtra State Consumers Federation Executive Director Deepak Tawre, members of Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board D L Tamale and Sunil Borkar, Dapoli-based Maharashtra State Mango and Cashew Board CEO Vikas Patil and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) Managing Director Sudhanshu.

The committee has been asked to conduct a detailed probe and submit its report to the government by May 22.

Agricultural Produce Market Committees in Mumbai and Pune have also been asked to cooperate in the probe.

PTI

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