Litchi production in Panchagarh overtakes last year’s yield

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PANCHAGARH, June 1, 2018 (BSS)- Litchi, the month-watering fruit, has
arrived in the local markets of the district.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources said the farmers are
happy here as this year’s output has reached beyond their expectation.

The commercial cultivation of litchi was started about 10-year ago in the
district and is increasing every year, the sources said.

Some 1,000 hectares of land has been brought under litchi cultivation in
the district this year whereas it was 850 hectares last year. This year’s per
hectare expected outcome is 525 tonnes whereas 495 tonnes in previous year,
the sources added.

Five varieties of litchi– local variety, China-2, 3 and 4 and Bombay– are
grown by the farmers in the district. Among them, China-2, 3 and 4 are on
great demand in markets.

A bundle of 50 of local variety litchi is being sold at Taka 100 to Taka
150 in the local markets now.

Farmer Abdul Malek of Dangapara village under Debiganj upazila said, “I
sold my litchi orchard on two acres of land at Taka three lakh to the
wholesaler.”

Md Samchul Huque, deputy director of Panchagarh DAE, told BSS that this
year’s production of litchi is good than earlier.

 

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