RAJSHAHI: Mango trading has started gaining momentum in different markets of Rajshahi district with appearing varieties of the fruit along with rushing buyers from across the country.
Apart from the well-known markets, enormous mango-based trading at haats (local market) and other centres has changed the rural economic scenario of the region as the market price has made the growers and traders happy.
After ending the business of Gopalbogh, a king variety of mango for its taste and flavor, some other delicious varieties, like Khirshapat, Langra and Fazli have been appeared in the markets.
Abdur Rahman, a mango wholesaler at Shaheb Bazar, said Khirsapat is being sold from Taka 2,800 to 3,200, Langra from Taka 3,200 to 3,600, Fazli from Taka 1,800 to 2,000 and Ranipasand from Taka 1,600 to 1,800 per mound.
He mentioned the market price is now higher than that of the previous years.
Many places like Shaheb Bazar, Swarnapatty, Seroil, Railway Gate, Luxmipur Bus terminal, Court Bazaar, New Market, Upashahar Market, Shalbagan, Binodpur, Court Station and Baneshwar Bazar in Rajshahi city are flooded with mangoes.
Besides the market-based trading, many vendors are selling mango with vans and other manual vehicles frequently.
Like the previous years, people from across the country are coming to Rajshahi city and its outskirts especially Baneshawar Bazar to buy quality mangoes.
In addition, a huge amount of mangoes are being transported by the courier services every day.