Maharashtra’s grape growers are in a limited place with the export of about 35,000 tonnes trapped due to the coronavirus unfold.
This month, as of Friday, March 20, Maharashtra has exported around seventy four,000 tonnes of grapes to various international locations, compared to 89,000 tonnes in March 2019. The most amount of grape consignments have long gone to the Netherlands (forty eight,000 tonnes) adopted by the Uk (9,800 tonnes) and Germany (8,835 tonnes). In 2018-19 the Netherlands, Russia, the Uk, Bangladesh and Germany had been important grape export locations.
“Almost 30 per cent of the grapes are nevertheless in the fields. This would total to about 25,000-30,000 tonnes of export-high-quality grapes. We are closely looking at developments and hope that the coronavirus unfold will not have an effect on grape exports,” explained Vilas Shinde, Chairman and Taking care of Director of the Nashik-based Sahyadri Farms. Sahyadri is 1 of the