We are the growers of authentic Devgad Hapus also known as the Alphonso, widely savoured as the best mango in the world. We have joined forces as the Devgad Taluka Amba Utpadak Sahakari sasntha Maryadit (Or Devgad Taluka Mango Growers Society Ltd), co-operative society of over 700 Alphonso-growers in the Devgad Taluka. Our aim is to work for the benefit of all growers, farmers of Alphonso mango.
Our prime objective is to ensure a market for our Alphonso in major cities in the country at the right India. We have a modern grading-packing facility and a cold-storage plant at Devgad. We choose the best fruit for sale as table fruit and the rest is sent to the processing factories.
Devgad produces the king of Alphonso and just like a king, it requires cultivation with utmost care. So we also help our members with knowledge of best cultivation practices, supply them with fertilizers, pesticides, help them take care of their orchards. We are also the link between our members and state government, agricultural universities, government agencies etc. It is registered under the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act 1960 vide registration number SDGDGDAGR(O)901-1987.
About Devgad and Devgad Hapus
Devgad is a coastal town in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra, in western India. It is a natural harbour Arabian Sea in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, located off NH 17, 200 kms from Goa and 500 kms from Mumbai. It is loved by tourists for its clean, sparkling beaches and the fort Vijaydurg, the place where Helium was discovered. The historical Kunkeshwar Temple is also an attraction in Devgad as it attracts a large number of devotees round the year.
It is the Hapus or Alphonso mango that brings a world fame for Devgad. The mango cultivar grown in Devgad is best among all mango because of its unique flavour, taste, shape, colour and sweetness. Because of its fan following, many other varieties are sold in the market as Devgad Hapus. The Devgad variety can be identified by its safforn-yellow colour and thin skin. It has no fibre content, and unlike other mangoes, it can be peeled like a banana, without pulling out the kernel.