It is known that the stockists collected raw bananas from various places from Mirsharai Sadar, Baraihat Bazar, Mithashara and Abutorab. After buying Ethephon chemicals, they mixed it with a bucket of water and kept the bananas in it. After that, the chemical mixture is kept in sacks. With this, the bananas turned to ripe color within two days.
Bulbul Ahmed, an official of the Department of Agricultural Extension said that Ethephon has to be applied through the spray while in the fruit trees. This rule also applies to bananas. Ethephon before appropriate time is harmful to health.
“The drive will be carried out soon after discussions with the upazila and district administration,” said the official.