PRAN to procure 60,000 metric tons of mangoes

DHAKA, Local agroprocessors PRAN has started mango collection and pulping activities to produce mango drink, juice, mango bar and other food items.

To this end, PRAN sets target to procure 60,000 metric tons of mangoes for the season, said a press release today.

PRAN is collecting and pulping the mango in its plants of PRAN Agro Ltd factory in Natore and Barind (Varendra) Industrial Park in Rajshahi.

Deputy General Manager of Barind Industrial Park, Sarowar Hossain said they are collecting mangoes in factory from Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabganj and its nearest region.

In the first phase, we are purchasing Guti mango from May 28 and it will continue till first week of July. After this, we will collect Ashwani varieties until the supply of mango. Our Natore factory is also collecting mango from different parts of the country, he added.

He said Pulp is being produced in the plant following aseptic technology and the advantages of this technology are to preserve the pulps for two years maintaining its taste and freshness without freezing.

Pran claimed washing and peeling the mango, waste management, packaging of pulp and related all steps have been conducted without touch of hand in the plant.

This factory is completely environmentfriendly as we produce organic fertilizer and energy from wastage of mango. The plant has the capacity to crash 400 ton of mangoes every day, added Pran.

Marketing Director of PRANRFL Group, Kamruzzaman Kamal said PRAN has started collecting a large amount of mango from the farmers of Rajshahi, Natore Chapai Nawabganj, Naogaon, Dinajpur, Meherpur and Satkhira.

After collecting the mango, Pran sends it to Natore and Rajshahi factories. From the pulp, various kinds of mango juice and drinks and mango bar are being produced in the factories.

We set up the factory installing latest technology so that customers can drink fresh mango juice. . . we hope, customers will get more standard food items as we have modernized the factory, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)