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India's love affair with mangoes

Last updated on: June 21, 2012 09:49 IST

Image: A Hindu priest carries a basket of mangoes to distribute among devotees after it was offered to Hindu God Lord Krishna inside a temple during a mango festival in Ahmedabad.
Photographs: Reuters.

Mango exports from India could rebound to 80,000 tonnes in the 2012-13, according to the agri-promotion body APEDA.

India's overseas shipment of mango is estimated to be lower at about 46,500 tonnes in the 2011-12 fiscal.

India's mango production is estimated to have been stable at 1.5 million tonnes for last few years.

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A woman participates in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi.  

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A labourer unloads mangoes from a basket at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Chandigarh.

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A girl eats a mango while sitting in a hammock inside her house in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai.

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A labourer pulls a basket to fill it with mangoes from a supply truck at a wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. 

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A Kashmiri vendor selling mangoes waits for customers on a deserted road during a strike in Srinagar.

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A homeless Indian child holds a mango in Chennai.

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A boy climbs on a mango tree in Malihabad, about 28 km (17 miles) west from Lucknow.

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A woman's face is covered with mango flesh after participating in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi.

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A representative at a horticulture garden displays the mangoes called 'Mallika' in Calcutta.

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Sachin Tendulkar eats a mango during a break in a practice in Mohali

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Workers unload mangoes at a main fruit market in Hyderabad.