Heavy competition among companies for exports. Escalating happiness among horticulture farmers. Anantapuram is known for horticulture crops. The steps are taken towards horticulture produce from here being exported to other continents beyond other districts, states and country. The horticulture farmers are very happy since their Bananas are found best quality for export to abroad. Our Bananas have got fame beyond boundaries. Banana is widely produced in the district and Putlur Mandal ranks the first in the row. In this Mandal, Kadavakallu, Obulapuram, Sanjivapuram, Dosaledu, Maddipalli, Surepalli, Rangarajukunta, Jangamreddypeta, Madugupalli, Yelluta, Kummanamala, Kondugarikunta, Putlur villages are cultivating Banana in 3600 hectares. Majority of the merchants prefer to buy Putlur Banana since it is the best quality even Banana is cultivated in other Mandals. In this context, representatives from Desai, INI and other companies have supervised the crops made arrangements for exporting. The said companies have transported the produce bought here through containers to Mumbai and from there it’s shipped to Kuwait, Dubai, Oman, Malaysia, Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia etc. Best in quality and stock. Mr. Azhar Pathan, CEO of Desai company had assessed the quality of Banana bunches in the villages of Putlur Mandal during January. The produce is well packed and transported to abroad. It is said that the local Banana is long lasting. They have a target to transport 200 containers of Banana every month. Through modern packaging, about 12 MTs of Banana is transported per container. Special techniques are used to cut the raw Banana. The best quality Bananas are graded to export. The farmers are getting good income since the Banana prices are stable for the last three months. Desai company is paying INR 15,500 per MT to farmers. Within eight days, the payments are deposited in the bank accounts of farmers. To ensure that farmers are not incurring any losses, the bunches are graded into premium and superior categories. Many other farmers have started looking to cultivate bananas because of the availability of fair price and good recognition to local Banana overseas.
Feb 09, 2018