In a bid to spread awareness among mango growers in Malda on setting up new orchards in a scientific manner, the district Horticulture Department organized a workshop in the conference hall of the Regulated Market Committee under the English Bazaar police station here today.
Malda, Kaushik Bhattacharya, assistant director of the district Horticulture Department Rahul Chakrabarti, Scientist-in-charge of the CISH, Malda, Dipak Nayak, and the president of the Malda mango growers’ association, Ujjwal Saha, attended the workshop, along with several mango farmers from many corners of the district. Dr Nayak emphasised on proper care of the mango trees in Malda.
“The trees should be taken care of according to its age and must be given supplementary feeding, especially before the fruit-bearing time. Saplings should be planted in rows, in ditches measuring 1 meter each in height, breadth and depth,” said Dr Nayak. Mr Bhattacharya said that the use of carbide has already been negated and that it was also discussed in the workshop today.
“The government also has various schemes for mango growers and we will implement them for their betterment,” said Mr Bhattacharya. Mr Saha said that scientific cultivation of mango trees under expert supervision would provide the farmers profit on a bigger margin.