General

Bumper litchi production in Meherpur

MEHERPUR, Litchi is now flooded in local markets of Meherpur as the district has witnessed bumper production of the delicious and juicy fruit thanks to favorable environment and extending necessary supports to growers.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Meherpur office sources said

395 hectares of land were brought under the litchi cultivation in the

district.

Bumper litchi production is also seen in homesteads Alongside local

varieties of the litchi, hybrid China3 variety was also cultivated in the

district, they added.

Growers are happy with very good production of BARI litchi1, BARI litchi

2 and Bari3, an official of the DAE added.

Local growers said traders are purchasing these litchis from orchard in

different areas of Meherpur and they are sending the seasonal fruits to

different regions of the country, particularly in Dhaka city.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)