Mango harvesting of the current season is going to start from tomorrow (Friday) everywhere in Rajshahi district to ensure the natural ripening of the seasonal delicious fruit.
Farmers can harvest the local and indigenous varieties from Friday, while Gopalbhog from May 20, Ranipachhand and Lakhna from May 25, and Himsagar or Khirshapat from May 28.
They can also harvest Langra from June 6, Amropali and Fazly from June 15, Ashwina and BARI Aam-4 from July 10, Gormati from July 15, and Ilamati from August 20, reports BSS.
The District Administration has fixed the date in a meeting held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) today (Thursday).
Additional DCs Shariful Haque and Kolyan Chowdhury and Deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension Mozdar Hossain, among others, addressed the meeting.
The meeting was told that there are mango orchards on 18,515 hectares of land in the district and the target has been fixed to produce around 0.21 million tonnes of mango this year.
The district administration has issued notices fixing the dates for harvesting different varieties of mangoes.
ADC Shariful Haque said the district administration will remain vigilant against harvesting and marketing of immature mango.
Law enforcing agencies and upazila administrations were already given instruction to this end.
He also said there will be adequate measures to make the transportation and marketing of mango successful.