District Collector P S Pradyumna addressing the media in Chittoor on Thursday. Joint Collector PS Girisha also seen
Chittoor: Various measures taken by the district administration to protect the interest of the mango farmers has been yielding results. District Collector P S Pradyumna said that 22 authorised mango pulp production units have purchased 50,000 tonnes of mangoes and another 80,000 tonnes of mangoes reportedly sold by farmers elsewhere in the district from July 4th onwards.
Speaking to the media at the Collectorate here on Thursday, the Collector stated the government has fixed a support price of Rs 7.50 per kg for Totapuri variety. He mentioned that all the mango pulp units are functioning day and night and clearing the stocks. He advised farmers to obtain permits to sell only Totapuri variety at mango pulp processing units.
“I have received the feedback from 2,000 mango farmers in the district through the call centres in which 81.36 per cent farmers have expressed happiness over the measures taken by the district administration,” he revealed, adding that farmers need not wait for their turn to sell their produce at the processing units as they can sell their mangoes without permits also. The remunerative price announced by the government is only meant for the mango farmers of Chittoor district, he stated. Joint Collector P S Girisha also present.