Mango flowers have been spreading a sweet aroma in every corner of Chapainawabganj, and the trees are covered with yellowish blossoms as far as the eye can see.
Farmers are increasingly growing pumpkins in mango orchards in the Bholahat upazila of Chapainawabganj as an inter-crop and are making good profit by selling the produce, a move that would allow them to make the most of the land.
Businesspeople at the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation’s (BSCIC) industrial estate in Nayagola, Chapainawabganj, have long been suffering in the absence of a proper drainage system for interior roads.
Over 50 people have been detected with arsenicosis in the last two months in Betbaria village of Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila.
Rural basket makers in Chapainawabganj are spending busy hours as the baskets are now in high demand for packaging mangoes of the district, one of the largest producers of quality mangoes in the country.
The traditional pewter and brass metalwork industry in Chapainawabganj has been struggling to bear the burden of increased production costs for the past four months now, according to industry insiders.