Mango trading at peak in Rajshahi, C’nawabgonj

Trading of mango, the most juicy and delicious fruit of the summer
season, has reached its peak in the markets of Rajshahi and
Chapainawabgonj districts vibrating the agro-based economy of the
In addition to conventional markets, haats and other growth centres
that are now busy with the trade, the mango-based trade business has
changed the rural economic scenario of the region as a whole.
According to sources, transaction worth around Taka two crore is
taking placer in Baneshwar of Rajshahi and Kansat of Chapainawabgon,
two major mango-trading hubs of the region, everyday.
Besides, huge quantities of mangoes are being sold at numerous other
wholesale and retail markets increasings the transaction of the
commercial banks in the region.
Like the previous years, people from across the country are rushing to
Rajshahi city and its outskirts especially the two mango-trading hubs
to buy quality juicy mangoes. Huge quantities of mangoes are being
supplied from Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts to different
parts of the country including the capital Dhaka everyday.
In addition to the passenger-coach, train, truck and other private
vehicles, the mangoes are being transported by the courier services in
particular everyday.
After the two major delicious varieties-Gopalbhog-another
mouthwatering variety-Langra- is dominating the mango markets along
with some Khirsapat at present for its taste and flavor and that will
continue for more couple of days.
Fazly, another big and juicy variety, will appear in the markets
within the next few days followed by Ashwina, another largest variety,
which will terminate the two-month long mango trading in around last
of July.
While visiting some of the wholesale and retail markets in Rajshahi
city this reporter found that the Langra was being sold at Taka 2000
to 2200 per maund while Khirsapat at Taka 2600-2800 on Wednesday.
The market sources, however, apprehended that the price will go higher
gradually the days will pass next.
Dr Abdul Alim, Senior Scientific Officer of Fruit Research Centre here
said of total production in the country, more than 78 Per cent mangoes
are produced in Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj districts but only
Chapainawabgonj produces fifty percent of the total production. There
are a total of 22,82,930 mango trees on around 28,000 hectares of land
in the region.
This year, Dr Alim mentioned that the yield of mango has been declined
in some extent due to unfavourable weather but the farmers are getting
expected price by virtue of better colour, test and size.
Shahidul Islam, a trader of Baneshwar Bazar, around 20-kilometre off
Rajshahi city, said mangoes of around 100 trucks are being transported
from the wholesale market everyday to different areas of the country
including Dhaka since beginning of the season.
President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abu Bakker Ali
said every year, acreage, number of trees and mango production is
(BSS, Rajshahi)

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