• In order to boost the export of grape from
Maharashtra MAHAGRAPE a cooperative
partnership firm has been established on
19 Jan 1991 with the help of MSAMB
•Till date total 15 grape grower cooperative
societies are the member societies of
Sangli,Solapur,Latur,Pune &Nashik area.
8. Aim of Institution
•Boost export of grape for which facilities like
precooling & cold storage has been erected
at each grape cooperative society.
•All technical guidance & financial support
has been given by marketing board.
• Due to hardworking of MAHAGRAPES in grape
export brand of Maharashtra grapes is well
established in the international market
MAHAGRAPE is establish brand in Europian Union &
middle East market during last 10 years.
12. • Export performance of MAHAGRAPE for
• Quality exported: 516.53 MTS
• Value: 2.17 crores
• Countries: UK,Netherland, Germany
13. MAHAGRAPE is also performing export
of Pomegranate from 2003-2004.
208 MTS of Pomegranate of value Rs.1
crore 70 lakhs are exported to UK.
17. objectives of MAHAGRAPE
1) Upliftment of farmers community.
2) Growth of Cooperative movement.
3) Encourage & development of agricultural exports
4) Maximize foreign exchange earnings.
5) Update the farmers on latest technology in
19. 1. To source and develop worldwide
2. TO provide Quality control in post
3. Provide extension services to members
of co-ops for production of export quality
4. Supply and supervise branded
20. 5. Provide logistical support
6. Provide advance payment to farmers for
7. Obtain best price for produce.
8. Pass on the benefits to the Co-ops.
• The grapes are packed in corrugated boxes under
• and hygenic conditions at the farm itself and are
• transported to societies.
28. •Cold Storage:
• Pre-cooled grapes are then packed in corrugated
boxes in 4.5/5/9 kgs and kept in cold storage.
Boxes are specially designed
• with perforations to allow cool air to pass
through. The boxes are palletized to facilitate easy
29. •Container filling:
• The 40ft. reefer containers are pre-cooled to 2 degrees
• and then are filled with the packed produce under
• of an Central Excise & Customs supervisor.
Sealing of containers:
Containers are then sealed at
site by the Central Excise
Inspector / Superintendent.