Rajshahi mango to be available from May 15
Published: 11:24 PM, 12 May 2019
From May 15, the ‘Guti’ variety mangos can be found in the Rajshahi market. On Sunday, DC SM Abdul Quader announced the date for the pick off mangos after a discussion with the officials of Agriculture Department, Fruit Researchers, Mango farmers and Mango traders held at the DC conference room.
He said, according to the time bindings of the administration, ‘Guti’ mango can be picked off after 15 May. And ‘Gopalbhog’ variety mango cannot be picked off before May 20. The ‘Lakshanbhog’ and ‘Lakhna’ varieties can be taken off after May 25, while Himasagar and Khirsapati by 28th May. Besides, Langra and Bombay will be ready after 6 June, while Fazli, Surma Fazli and Amarupali on June 16 and Ashwina Mango after 1st July.
Abdul Kader said, Rajshahi mango is neither mixed with formalin nor artificially produced ever. But when those become available long ago or later; many people think that the chemicals are used in those fruits. To eliminate this fear of the buyers, a time has been fixed for the mango picking. The decision was taken to consider the interests of the peasants.
In the meeting, SP Md. Shahidullah, Chief Scientific Officer of Fruit Research Center Abdul Alim, Deputy Director of District Extension Department Shamsul Haque and nine upazila chairmen and executive officials were present.