Before Eating Mango, Be Aware of the Crude Bomb Element Applied on It

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May 22, 2008 By Jothis Rajan




Before Eating Mango, Be Aware of the Crude Bomb Element Applied on It

Most of us like mango. It is very delicious. But have you ever thought about its connection with a crude bomb? Yes both of them contain calcium carbide.
The chemical is used to make crude bombs as well as for wielding purposes. But it is also widely used by greedy wholesalers and retailers at Mahuna fruit mandi in Sanganer to fasten the ripening of mangoes in order to make a fast buck.
This method also helps make mangoes look more attractive, agrees Ramesh Sharma, a fruit-seller at the mandi. Misuse of this chemical is banned.
This correspondent visited half a dozen wholesalers and retailers at the mandi to gauge the extent of use of this illegal method and was surprised to find that almost all the fruit-sellers were using calcium carbide to ripen the mangoes.
The chemical is widely available at the mandi at the cost of Rs 40 per kg. Mango retailer admitting the fact that nearly 200 kgs of mangoes can be artificially ripened by using only one kg of calcium carbide.

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