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Pesticides still being applied on mangoes


Anwar Ali

A number of mango growers are spraying toxic pesticides on their orchards in Rajshahi region, despite a High Court order to deploy police in the areas to prevent the harmful practice. Following the order delivered on April 9, local administrations of Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi, Natore and Naogaon have begun monitoring the orchards. But the growers say they are using pesticides “to protect the orchards from diseases”. During a recent visit to Rajshahi’s Sheikhpara, which is well-known for having a couple of 100-year-old mango orchards, this correspondent found that mango grower Abdul Jabbar was preparing chemicals for spraying on his trees.  

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