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India holds 22nd mango festival

07-06-2010 10:51 BJT

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The 22nd mango festival began showcasing over 400 varieties many people's favorite summer fruit last Friday in India's capital city of New Delhi. Let's join the feast.

The three-day-long festival was organized by the state tourism department.

The mangoes on show include several hybrids from northern Uttar Pradesh state.

Ajay Verma, Indian scientist, said, "We have released two hybrids here. One is Ambika, and the specialty of Ambika is that it grows in late season when Chausa is the only other variety available to farmers, and with this they can earn more,"

Other hybrids on display in the pipeline will soon be made available to farmers.

The 22nd mango festival began showcasing over 400 varieties many people's favorite summer fruit last Friday in India's capital city of New Delhi. Let's join the feast.
The 22nd mango festival began showcasing over 400 varieties many people's favorite
summer fruit last Friday in India's capital city of New Delhi.

Mango-based products like mango pulp, pickles, jams, and juices are also on display.

Sushma, visitor, said, "This is the first time I have come to this festival and I am feeling very good about it. I have seen lots of different varieties that I had not seen earlier.

A mango-eating competition was also organized for women where participants had to eat three kilograms of mangoes in three minutes.

The festival has attracted more than 3 thousand visitors each day.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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