May 26, 2024, 3:22 am

Mango harvest to begin from May 15 in Rajshahi

  • Update Time : Sunday, May 12, 2024
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Rajshahi Correspondent:

Mango harvesting of the current season is going to start from May 15 everywhere in the district to ensure the natural ripening of the seasonal delicious fruit.

Farmers can harvest the local and indigenous varieties from May 15 while Gopalbhog from May 25, Ranipachhand and Lakhna from May 25 and Himsagar or Khirshapat from May 30. They can also harvest Langra from June 10, Amropali and Fazly from June 15,

BARI Aam-4 from July 5, Ashwina from July 10, Gourmati from July 15 and Ilamati from August 20.

The District Administration has announced a mango harvesting calendar fixed the date in a meeting with all stakeholders related to mango harvesting and marketing held at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner (DC) on Sunday.

With DC Shamim Ahmed in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional DC Kolyan Chowdhury, Deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Umme Shalma, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Sabina Yeasmin and Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Nur Hossain Nirjhar.

In the meeting, the target has been fixed to produce around 2.15 lakh tonnes of mango from different mango orchards, on 18,515 hectares of land, here this year and the district administration has issued notices fixing the dates for harvesting different varieties of mangoes.

DC Shamim Ahmed said the district administration will remain vigilant against harvesting and marketing of immature mangoes.

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 mangoes successful.




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