Mango business gains momentum at Porsha
PORSHA, NAOGAON, June 14: Mango trading has gained momentum at Porsha Upazila of the district.
Mangoes have appeared in the markets in full swing.
Among the varieties of mangoes, Gopalbhog, Mohanbhog, Langra, Khirshapati and other different types have appeared.
The labourers involved in mango business are working round the clock. They are plucking mangoes from the trees and marketing those.
They are busy packing mangoes. For this reason, the mango economy of this district is flourishing like Chapainawabganj.
Mangoes of about Tk 45 lakh are being sold at hundreds of wholesale markets including Porsha Bazaar, Soraigachi Circle, Nochnahar Bazaar, Nitpur, Ganguria and Shisha.
Thousands of people are getting seasonal employment opportunity because of mango trading. This trading will run till July.
Locals said that the persons engaged in mango business brightened the economy of Porsha. Besides, bank transactions also increased.
Sellers and buyers keep the bazaars busy. Traders are expecting to trade mangoes worth about Tk 300 crore as the yield was high in the upazila.
Owner of Nochnahar Arafat Fruit Storage Anisur Rahman said after plucking from the trees, he sends mangoes to different districts. At least 35 people work under him for plucking and packing the mangoes every day.
He further said, since the mangoes are sweet, traders of different areas like the mangoes and these have high demand.
He also said traders are expecting profits as the yield and demand are high in the market.
President of Mango Trading Association in the upazila Abdus Samad Shah said pest did not attack the mangoes this year.
Since the upazila saw a good yield, about 45 trucks of mangoes are transported to Dhaka, Tangail, Sylhet, Feni and other parts of the country from this upazila. The traders of those districts are buying the mangoes.
He expects that the mango will see better yield in future.
He further said, the number mango orchards is rising. He also said if a mango research institute is set up in the upazila, the buyers and the traders will be benefitted.
He also thinks the quality of Porsha mango surpassed the quality of Chapainawabganj mangoes.
Upazila Agriculture Officer Mahfuz Alam said in the current season, mangoes were cultivated on 9,200 hectares of land in the upazila.
Since the taste and the quality of the mango are good, it has high demand in the local market and abroad.
He expects that huge amount of mangoes will be produced in the upazila.
Besides, the mangoes of Porsha have earned a name around the country.