Multan (Web Desk): Mangoes exports are likely to increase during current year following the registration of 10 varieties of mango with Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department (FSC&RD).

Director Mango Research Institute (MRI) Dr Hameedullah and In-charge Mango Research Station (MRS) Shujabad Abdul Ghaffar Grewal told media that the registered fruits have greater demand in the international markets.

Nine varieties including Anwar Lator, Yakta, White Chaunsa, Black Chaunsa, Dosehary, Langra, Fajri, Chaunsa Summer Bahisht have been registered from Punjab province while one variety namely “Sindhri” from Sindh province, they added, From Punjab province, five varieties were registered by MRI and another four varieties were registered by growers themselves. However, MRI facilitated the growers in registration process.

Last year country made record exports of 127,000 tonnes, the both officers told media adding that the export of the exotic fruit would increase further as registration of the fruit with FSC&RD would improve mango marketing in various lucrative and super markets of the world. Supermarkets have Fruit-Chain shops and these markets preferred to give space to registered fruits only.