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India flags off first consignment of Nagpur oranges to Dubai

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The commerce ministry on Friday said the first consignment of Nagpur oranges was flagged off to Dubai from Navi Mumbai.

Mrig crop (monsoon blossom) of oranges, which matures in February March, has great potential for export, it said.

According to Maharashtra State Agriculture Department 40 lakh hectare land is under orange cultivation in Nagpur and major orange growing pockets are Warud, Katol, Saoner, Kalameshwar and Narkhed in Nagpur and Amravati districts.

The international trade in 2018 for orange was USD 10.18 billion.

India produced 8,781 thousand tonne of orange in 2018-19 (orange includes Mandarin, clementine).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 23:22 IST