Bhubaneswar:People of Bhubaneswar got an opportunity to celebrate mango, the king of fruits and its wide variety of fragrance and taste at the state level mango festival-cum-sale that began in the city on Friday.
The four-day long festival-cum-sale is organised by The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) at its premises at IRC Village here for better marketing of mangoes produced in the state.
Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal inaugurated the festival.
The exhibition features 25 stalls. Popular varieties of garden fresh mangoes like Amrapali, Baiganpalli, Totapuri, Alphonso, Lengda, Dusseheri, Sundari, Subarnarekha, Himsagar, Mallika, Neelam and Bombay queen are available in the festival. Tribal farmers from Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Kandhmal, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Gajapati, Rayagarha, Keonjhar, Koraput Nayagarh, Sundergarh, Nabarangpur districts have come with their produce for the exhibition-cum-sale.
Besides, other tribal produce like onion, pineapple, litchi, turmeric are also available in the festival.
It is expected that the festival will draw large number of visitors and they will get to buy best qualities of mangoes at a reasonable price.
The exhibition will end on June 14.