Bhubaneswar,June18: Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) has sold out almost 30 metric tonnes of rural mangoes under the aegis of ‘Gaon Amba’ this year.
Mango growers from as many as five districts fetched at least Rs 15 lakh from selling their mangoes in the urban areas.
According to ORMAS, ‘Gaon Amba’ stalls were opened up on June 7 for the season, in order to market village produced mangoes in the towns with adequate price. Mango farmers of Sambalpur, Balangir, Rayagada, Angul and Kalahandi displayed at least hundred species of quality and juicy mangoes in Bhubaneswar through special stalls.
ORMAS had designed as many as four mango stalls near the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) campus and one at Chandrasekharpur service station. At the same time, they were provided both online and offline sales platforms to reach at all costumers amid the pandemic. As a result, farmers sold out spectacular quantity of mangoes in 11 days.