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PRAN to buy 40 M ton of mangoes this year
Mango procurement started at Natore

PRAN Agro Ltd, a leading fruit processing company, has set a target to buy 40,000 metric tons of mango this season to produce mango juice and other mango products.
This year's mango purchasing drive of the company began on May 19 at Ekdala in Natore. "Subject to the availability of the mango, the drive will continue till July.
Chief Executive of PRAN-RFL Group Major General (retd) Amzad Khan Chowdhury inaugurated the drive. He told, Pran is increasing quantity of mango procurement each year due to rising demand of its mango juice and drinks at home and abroad.
Last year the target was to buy mango about 30,000 Metric ton.
PRAN is the alone company which has been purchasing mango from the farmers directly since 2001. "There are three pulping plants at PRAN factory in Natore where 5,000 local people are working."
After processing, the procured mangoes are preserved at cold storage as 'mango pulp'. Later, mango juice and other mango products are produced from the 'mango pulp' at the aseptic, caning and bottling plant at Pran factory in Ghorashal. PRAN at its own cost arranges regular training workshop for mango farmers for keeping mango flowers in the trees and good cultivation.
On the occasion of the mango procurement in Natore, temporary employment for thousands of people including women is created each year.
 


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