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Orange growers’ body wants Mother Dairy to procure the fruit and market it

The Orange Growers Association of India (OGAI) has requested the Nationwide Horticulture Board to utilise companies such as Mom Dairy and its fruit and vegetable subsidiary Safal for procurement of oranges from Nagpur and Amravati location as the 21-working day nationwide lockdown has affected the movement of inter-Point out vehicles.

Mom Dairy has an efficient procurement method in Nagpur and Amravati location, said Amol Totey, Performing President, OGAI.

Totey instructed BusinessLine that Mom Dairy can acquire all the produce from Nagpur location and take them to their Mangolpuri plant in New Delhi and can marketplace the identical directly from their 400 moreover retail stores in many parts of Nationwide Funds, he said introducing that it is a prudent resolution to utilise Mom Dairy and Nationwide Dairy Improvement Board (NDDB) infrastructure. From there they can distribute oranges to hospitals and other establishments.

He said that OGAI has also suggested utilising the infrastructure of Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Advertising and marketing and Processing Culture (HOPCOMS) in Bengaluru, as they have a robust community of retail stores in Karnataka with a good total of volume-centered usage.

Orange growers from Nagpur and Amravati location are struggling from unseasonal rains, hailstorms and other natural calamities alongside with the lockdown declared due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though transportation is permitted by road for vehicles crammed with oranges, there are no potential buyers in wholesale mandis of the main usage marketplaces such as Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru, Totey lamented.