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Litchi, mango start appearing in Khulna markets

Litchi, mango start appearing in Khulna markets

KHULNA, June 2: With more couple of days left to appear the Bangla month of Jyestha, commonly known as “Modhumash”, the juicy fruits litchi and mango have started appearing in the local markets including Khulna city and its adjacent areas in limited scale amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reports BSS. But due to its less quantity, the present price is beyond the purchasing capacity of the commoners. The fruit shops of Khulna are now brimming with the delicious summer fruits. The price of litchi and mango is within the grasp of customers amid bumper production, with high demand in the city markets. During a visit to several fruit retailers in the city today, this reporter found different varieties of mangoes like Himsagar is being sold at Taka 50 to Taka 80 per kg and Amrupali and Langra selling at Taka 60 toTaka70 per kg. People are seen purchasing mango and litchi in different makeshift markets maintaining social distance and health guidelines. Seasonal traders set up makeshift shops at different points in the city especially Boro Bazar, Clay Road, KCC’s Sandha Bazar (evening kitchen market) Dakbangla, Picture Palace intersection, Moyla Pota intersection, West Makwat Road, Rupsha Bazar, Bhairab Stand Road, Kalibari Road, KD Ghosh Road, New Market area, Khalishpur and Daulatpur kitchen market with eye catching fruits. Meanwhile, varieties of litchi, including Bombai, Bedana and China-3, were seen selling at reasonable prices. Litchi seller Amjad Hossain at KCC Sondha bazar area told BSS “Every bunch of 100 Bombai litchis is being sold from Taka 250 to Taka 300, Bedana from Taka 250 to Taka 350, and China-3 is being sold from Taka 250 to Taka 320 based on quality and size.” The sellers said the price is high as the supply is scanty but the price will be reduced to some extent when the supply will be enhanced within the next couple of days. Trader Solaiman Mia at the Boro Bazar area said today many farmers are harvesting immature litchi with the hope of getting more money. Akram Uddin, a customer expressed his satisfaction over the litchi price. Another customer, Toimur Khondkar, said the price is satisfactory.

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