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Bumper litchi yield in Khagrachhari

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A Correspondent :
The local farmers are happy as they got bumper litchi production this year.
Sources at the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said the farmers cultivated litchi on about 3,000 hectares of land and got about 10,000 metric tons of the fruit this year. It was cultivated on 2,005 ha of land last year, and the production was only 2,500 metric tons, while in 2016, it was cultivated on 1,960 ha of land and the production was 7,840 metric tons.
Farmer Moyuri Kumari Chakma of Baibonchhara Village in Sadar Upazila said, "I sold litchi of Taka one lakh from my one acre of orchard. I cultivated China-3 variety of litchi. About 30 to 40 litchi farmers of my area also got bumper yield." Farmer Touhidul Islam of Bhuyachhari Village in the upazila said, "I cultivated China-2 variety of litchi on about one acre of land this year and got bumper yield. But, I'm not getting fair price. I sold per hundred-piece litchi at Tk 75.
The price has frustrated me as I will not recoup my production cost."
Deputy Director of Khagrachhari DAE Mohammad Safar Ali said the farmers are happy over bumper litchi yield this year. The soil of the district is fertile and the weather was also favourable.
The locally-grown litchi is being sent to other districts after meeting local demand, he added.

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