Mango harvesting has started in the Rajshahi region, with various varieties such as Gopalbhog Khirsapat, Lakhna, Amrapali, Langra, Fazli, Ashina, Bari-4, Gaurmati, and Katiman gradually entering the market. The northern districts of the country, including Rajshahi, Chapainwabganj, Naogaon, and Natore, are expecting bumper yields this year, with a target production of 2.58 lakh tonnes in Rajshahi and 4 lakh tonnes in Chapainawabganj. In 2018-19, mango cultivation covered 31,820 hectares of land in Rajshahi, but this year, it has increased to 19,570 hectares.
The government has set a target of producing 1,107,883 tonnes of mangoes on 92,317 hectares of land in these districts, with a business worth about Tk7,000-8,000 crore for traders and orchard owners in Rajshahi. The country’s mango production not only caters to domestic demand but also has a significant export market. Changes in packaging and transportation have made it possible to transport mangoes via courier services to various parts of the country and export them by air to Europe, America, and the Middle East.