Rajshahi, the mango capital of Bangladesh is now crowded with mango traders as the growers have been coming with huge amounts of delicious fruit to the market. This year the price is a little bit lower than previous year due the ongoing corona pandemic. The exports are also postponed this year due to the cancelling of flights by various airlines, including the national flag carrier-Bangladesh Biman.
Still, the number of buyers in the mango markets is comparatively lower this year than that of previous years, due to COVID-19.
Principal Scientific Officer of Regional Fruit Research Station Dr Alim Uddin said the divisional city’s markets are abundant with all varieties of mangoes, despite the pandemic. The acreage for mango farming is increasing every year and the orchardists are getting high returns, producing mangoes.
Gopal Bhog, Langra, Khirsapat, Fazli mango produced in the region has gained huge popularity among the farmers for its unique taste. It is sold at Tk 60 to Tk 110 per kg, depending on quality and size.
Mangoes bring money to all categories of people in Baneswar Bazar, one of the famous mango markets in the region, said mango trader Shariful Islam, adding even a labourer earns Tk 500 to Tk 1,000 per day during the season.
[ Tk 100 = €1 ]