Mango farming expanding fast in Naogaon

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 11 Jun 2017, 21:10:37

Mango farming expanding fast in Naogaon

Our Correspondent

NAOGAON, June 11: The cultivation of mango is expanding fast in all eleven upazilas of the district to meet its huge demand all over the country.

A good number of farmers are now engaged in profitable cultivation of this delicious fruit as the mango has already turned as a money-spinner here.

The produced fruits are supplied to different areas of the country including Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Sylhet and Khulna. Price mainly depends on supply and farmers are getting satisfactory prices this year.

Since last two years, mangoes produced in the district have been exporting to different foreign countries too.

Department of Agriculture extension (DAE) sources said the land here in the district is ideal for mango farming. Sufficient sunlight and comparatively highland, where water cannot stay, is favourable for the fruit cultivation. Now most of the land in the district has been brought under the commercial farming of the fruit.

Farmers in the district generally cultivate Langra, Fazlee, Khirsapati, Amrapali and BARI-4 varieties of mangoes, the sources added.

One Nuruzzaman of village Islampur under Porsha upazila said, "Once, I cultivated mango on my homestead only, but the scenario has totally been changed in last few years."

"Now I cultivate the fruit on several acres of land due to meet its growing demand in the market and get a handsome profit every year", he added.

Deputy director of district DAE Satyabrata Saha stated the farming of the fruit is considered here as cash crop. Last year, about 7,000 hectares of lands were brought under mango cultivation in the district. This season a total of 13,000 hectares of lands have been brought under the fruit cultivation which is almost double compared to the previous year's.

The district DAE is working relentlessly to involve more farmers to grow the fruit, he added.
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