If you want to relish varieties of delicious Kings of Fruits 'Mango', then don't miss a chance to visit Curzon Park where Mango Mela is being held. Farmers from HD Kote, T Narasipur, Mysore, Nanjangud, KR Nagar, Hunsur and surrounding villages have exhibited about 23 varieties of organic farming mangoes.
Fruits like Mallika, Dhasheri, Malgoa, Thothapuri, Ratna, Shakkargatti, Rajpuri, Arka Arun, Raspuri, Alphonso, Rajpuri, Ratnagiri Alphonso, Arka Puneeth, Langra, Himayath, Sindura, Badami, Bagenpalli Malgova, Dil Pasand, Rathnagiri Alphonso, Raj Puri are delighting people with their hybird shapes and quality.
For first of its kind, the Mango Mela has been organised by Horticulture Department at Curzon Park, to provide a platform for farmers to sell their products directly to the consumer and keep away the middlemen. The mela will be held between 10 am and 8 pm and concludes on June 3.
As soon as the clock chugged at 10 am, people in large number throng to purchase juicy fruit. Earlier before inauguration, in a span of one hour about 480 kgs of fruits were sold.
Apart this, farmers were seen providing tips about how to grow organic farming mangoes and the ill-effects on soil, human health by consuming Mangoes which are ripened using chemicals.
Dooda Maragowdana Halli (DMH) Farmer Sahjeev Kumar who has displayed about eight varieties of Mangoes, said that 'In a span of two hours, I have sold about 300 kgs of Mangoes. Without the intervene of middlemen we are happy we are obtaining handful of money for our strenuous efforts.
Another Farmer Basavaraju from Thoncirayana Hundi said that if fully grown Mangoes are ripened they will be very tasty.
'For first time I am coming across so many varieties of mouth watering Mangoes. As the mangoes are naturally-ripened the fruits are very tasty and the prices are also quite reasonable. The mela should be held every year,' said visitor Uttham, who was enjoying the juicy fruit.
Deputy Director of Horticulture Nagaraj said that 'some more farmers will be joining the mela by Saturday and many more varieties of mangoes will be added glory to the expo.'
Apart this, seminar will be held during the mela and experts will educate farmers about the importance of organic farming.