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Malta cultivation gains popularity in Panchagarh

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PANCHAGARH: Cultivation of malta on a commercial basis has gained popularity among the farmers in the district as they are getting excellent production in recent years.

The cultivation of the juicy fruit is gaining popularity among the farmers in the district and now they are happy to see hopeful malta production in their orchards, reports BSS.

The cultivators are happy as they are getting fair prices and bumper production of the fruit.

Mahafuzer Rahman, a farmer of Tepukuria village in Boda upazila, said, "I cultivated malta on 20 acres of land. I have started selling the fruit and this year I am expecting to sell malta of Taka 2 million (20 lakh)".

Traders from different areas purchase malta from orchards and send it to Dhaka and other parts of the country.

Another farmer Hasan cultivated malta on 10 bighas of land and he is expecting a good profit.

Boda upazila agriculture officer Md Mamun-Or-Rashid said the land of the district is suitable for malta cultivation and the farming has become popular in the district.

The DAE is giving all kinds of modern technology support to the farmers for boosting malta production in the district, he said.

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