Malda gears up for Bangladesh lotus export

Lotus flowers grown in Malda district are all set to be exported to Bangladesh at good prices, a move that has brought about cheer among the farmers.

The flower is extensively cultivated this time of the year for the Durga Puja festival, while exporters have taken the initiative to send a “few of the flowers” to Bangladesh. Farmers have already started storing the flowers in several cold storages across the district.

According to Ujjal Saha, the joint secretary of the Mahadipur Exporters’ Association and owner of cold storage at the Susthani More area in English Bazaar, farmers are sending lotus flowers for storage in the run-up to the Pujas.

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