Haribhanga mango growers in Rangpur are anticipating a bountiful yield of the seasonal fruit this year, according to officials from the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE). The cultivation of Haribhanga mangoes has played a transformative role in the district’s agricultural economy over the past few years. Farmers have been increasingly drawn to mango farming due to its lower investment and labor requirements, resulting in the development of numerous mango orchards across the region. This shift has not only bolstered the rural markets and generated employment opportunities but has also contributed to the overall economic growth of the area.
Farmers and traders are expecting business worth around Tk 500 crore this year, up from Tk 400 crore the previous year. The cultivation of Haribhanga mangoes has expanded each year, and this year’s fruit is expected to hit the market by the end of June. The government has set June 15 as the date for mango plucking to ensure proper maturity and ripening. The favorable weather conditions have further enhanced the prospects of a bumper harvest. The local administration has pledged its support to facilitate the farming and business activities associated with Haribhanga mangoes.