Piyush Goyal inaugurates ‘Mango Festival’ in Brussels, Belgium

Efforts have been intensified to bring India’s delicious and juicy mangoes to the European markets in a big way. With the intention of promoting Indian mangoes in this market, a ‘Mango Festival’ has been organized in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. It was launched by Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday. At present the […]
 


Piyush Goyal inaugurates ‘Mango Festival’ in Brussels, Belgium

Efforts have been intensified to bring India’s delicious and juicy mangoes to the European markets in a big way. With the intention of promoting Indian mangoes in this market, a ‘Mango Festival’ has been organized in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. It was launched by Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday. At present the common people in Belgium come from Latin American countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Goyal referred to the Free Trade Dialogue (FTA) between the European Union and India and said that it started with the ‘mango frenzy’. Although FTAs ​​were banned in 2013, now we have taken the initiative again. Negotiations will formally resume.

 

 

Mangoes are widely exported from India, but only in the Middle East and Arab countries. Santosh Jha, India’s ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union, says, “There is a lot of potential for Indian mangoes in the market here. Zhao said the purpose of hosting the first Mango Festival in Belgium is to give people a taste of it. Belgium is considered the capital of Europe.

Here are the offices of all EU organizations. It is a happy coincidence that Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was present at the inauguration. I am especially glad that most of the mangoes displayed at the Mango Festival are from my home state of Bihar. I too have enjoyed them after many years.

“There are Indian markets in Europe, the UK and Germany,” said Smita Sirohi, advisor on agriculture and marine products at the Indian embassy. The idea of ​​hosting the Mango Festival in Belgium is to showcase Indian mangoes to European markets. Most mangoes in Belgium come from Latin American countries.

Seven varieties of Indian mangoes are on display at the mango exhibition in Brussels. Apart from Banganapalli in Andhra Pradesh, Malihabad Dussehra in Uttar Pradesh, Amrapali, Lakshman Bhog, Himsagar, Apricot Mango, Langda Mango and 12 GI-tagged products have been introduced in Odisha.