Rangpur farmers eye 20,000 tonnes of Haribhanga mango

Published: June 03, 2017 08:07:42 | Updated: October 25, 2017 01:27:41


The farmers of Rangpur district are expecting to produce around 20,000 tonnes of Haribhanga mango worth about Tk 1.8 billion (180 crore).

Over 6,500 farmers have cultivated this variety of mango at 4,300 orchards and homesteads on 5,900 hectares of land this season in Rangpur district.

Officials, experts and farmers of the  district are expecting excellent output of the local variety of Haribhanga mango despite a little adverse of climate change on the cultivation of the summer fruits, according to a report by BSS.

According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources, production of the mango will be excellent with comparatively bigger in size during the current season for adequate rainfalls.

The cultivation of the juicy fruit was hampered due to frequent storms in March and April months, later sufficient rains has helped a lot in smooth growth of the seasonal fruits.

"Harvest of Haribhanga mango, which has a great demand at both local and abroad markets, will begin in the fourth week of the current month," said Horticulture Specialist of the DAE Khondker Md Mesbahul Islam.

 

He said commercial cultivation of Haribhanga mango has become popular among farmers of the district. The cultivation of the tasty fruits is expanding gradually every year bringing a good profit and self-reliance to hundreds of farmers in the recent years.

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