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India dispatches first batch of oranges to Dubai

Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 15, 2020
India dispatched its first consignment of 1,500 crates of oranges to Dubai, a statement from the country's commerce ministry said yesterday.
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The oranges originate from Nagpur, 938 km from Mumbai, which is also the second political capital of the country's western state of Maharashtra.

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The fruit was produced in the central and western part of India and matures between February and March for harvesting every year.

In Maharashtra state alone, 4 million hectares of land are under cultivation for oranges in Nagpur district as a cluster, the statement said.

In 2018, international trade for orange was 10.18 billion U.S. dollars with India producing 8,781 tons of orange, including mandarin and clementine.