Great litchi tree blossoming, followed by a promising formation of tender fruit has made growers in all five districts of the Rangpur agricultural region hopeful of reaping huge profits this year. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said that more 95 percent of litchi trees in small, medium and big-sized litchi orchards and homesteads on over 1,850 hectares of land have bloomed massively this season in the region where the fruit formation continues smoothly now.
One litchi grower in the Badarganj county of Rangpur said he has been cultivating litchi on commercial basis on his orchard for the past 12 years and never incurred any loss. “I have cultivated Madrazi and China-3 varieties of litchi in my orchard on four acres of land and tender fruits are growing superbly at this fruit setting period amid favorable weather,” he told dhakatribune.com.
Senior Coordinator (Agriculture and Environment) of RDRS Bangladesh Agriculturist Mamunur Rashid stated that litchi farming is expanding every year bringing fortune to many farmers of Rangpur agriculture region. An increasing number of farmers are showing keen interest in expanding litchi farming on a commercial basis after getting repeated bumper production with excellent market prices in recent times.