Sajek in Rangamati's Baghaichhari county used to be known for producing sweet mandarin oranges. Slowly but steadily, that fame is being taken over by Naniarchar county of the district. The mandarin oranges produced in Naniarchar are gaining popularity all across Bangladesh.
Around Shoileshwari village, in several commercial gardens are hundreds of large trees, loaded with a huge yield of mandarin oranges. The trees are supported by bamboo poles so those can withstand the heavy load of the fruits. Growers and workers are busy picking ample-sized ripe mandarin oranges.
According to DAE Deputy Director in Rangamati Paban Kumar Chakma, the soil in Naniarchar district is very suitable for mandarins and as opposed to 8,000 tonnes of the fruit produced on 700 hectares of land last year, it is expected that its production will reach 9,600 tonnes in the district from 800 hectares this year.
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