Kolkata: The state Food Processing & Horticulture department has decided to undertake massive plantation of mango in the state by planting more than 11 lakh saplings in this monsoon season.
The department has already procured bulk of the saplings which will predominantly be of the Amrapali variety.
There are 400 varieties of mango that are grown in the state among which 10 to 15 species are commercially cultivated.
Member Secretary WBPCB Rajesh Kumar said that the Board has consulted experts who have given suggestions on how to proceed with the plantation drive scientifically.
The five varieties that have been selected for the road dividers are shrubs like — kamini, jaba, gulancha, karabi and rangan.
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