Farmers are all smiles thanks to the bumper production of mango in Chapainawabganj district.
Mango is the main cash crop in Chapainawabganj, and this year the price of mango seems profitable in the local market.
The mango farmers are busy nurturing their orchards in the district.
After meeting local demand, a huge quantity of different varieties of mangoes are being supplied to other parts of the country.
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According to the district’s Department of Agriculture Extension, there are 37,588 hectares of mango orchards and the government has set a target to produce 4,40,956 metric tonnes of mango this year.
Production of mango this year has exceeded that in the previous years. Last year, 3.25 lakh metric tonnes of mango were produced in the district.
This correspondent spoke to some mango farmers. They said, due to the hot temperatures and inadequate rain, the average size of mangoes are a tad small, but ripe, juicy mangoes will start flooding the local markets within next week.