'Yogi mango' named after CM Yogi Adityanath center-of-attraction at mango-festivalLast updated on Jun 23, 2018, 07:26 pm
Mango lovers have a chance to taste over 700 varieties of the fruit at a two-day festival in Lucknow with "Yogi mango" named after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being the center of attraction of the event.
Adityanath today inaugurated the two-day festival dedicated to the kings of fruits and stressed that horticulture can help double farmers' income.
Here's more about it.
UP is the leading mango growing state in the country
"Horticulture can help in achieving the target of doubling farmers' income and officials need to make the farmers aware of it," Adityanath said inaugurating the festival.
"Uttar Pradesh is the leading mango growing state which also grows the maximum varieties," he said.
He regretted that in the absence of proper marketing the state was not succeeding in branding its product.
Festival will act as a platform to enhance knowledge
Besides the other mango varieties, the variety from Saharanpur named "Yogi" after the Chief Minister was the center of attraction in the festival.
The mango growers of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are also taking part in the festival which will conclude tomorrow.
During the two-day festival, the mango producers will be made abreast with the latest techniques to augment the quality of production.