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UHDP technique to help farmers raise mango yields

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on August 28, 2015

Two corporate firms have joined hands to help mango farmers in the South increase yields. Over 25,000 farmers on Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will get mentorship from Project Unnati in going for Ultra High Density Mango Plantation (UHDP). The UHDP technique can increase mango yields by two folds.

Jain Irrigation Systems (JISL) and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages will invest Rs 50 crore in Project Unnati by 2024, according to a press release.

Though India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world, its yield is very low. It is lower than Bangladesh, Brazil and Pakistan. The mango productivity in India is put at six tonnes a hectare as against 16 tonnes in Brazil.

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Published on August 28, 2015
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