Litchi cultivation is on the rise in Pabna, where the seasonal fruit now plays a vital role in agro-economics as farmers in the district are looking at a record production due to the favorable early summer weather. Local litchi farmers are expecting to do business worth about Tk 500 crore this year, according to various sources.
As per data from the regional Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), a total of 4,731 hectares of land in Pabna has been brought under litchi cultivation for an expected yield of 42,579 tons of the fruit, which is the most ever produced anywhere in the country. However, the actual amount produced may even reach 50,000 tons as evinced by the current progress in harvesting.
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