Repeated storms in north India destroy mango crop


Bijnor,May 20, 2008 : Repeated storms coupled with thunder squalls across northern India have damaged mango crop in the region. The mango growers of the Bijnor region, who were anticipating huge profits from a bumper crop, are now counting their losses after rain and thunderstorms hit their orchards causing unripe mangoes to fall in large numbers. Initial estimates have put the losses to the tune of around 30 to 45 persent of the total crop.

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