PATNA: Mango cultivation has changed the lives of poor farmers in Munger district of Bihar with their monthly income having grown up substantially.
Authorities said the residents from Pahadpur village have reaped good harvests of benefits after getting adequate support from the government under the National Horticulture Mission.
Encouraged by 50 per cent subsidy being provided to farmers under various schemes of National Horticulture Mission, around 500 farmers have developed mango orchard covered with 12 different varieties of the fruit, a UNI report said on Sunday.
Prior to this initiate, the villagers were battling hard for survival but their lives have undergone a complete transformation post shifting to mango cultivation.
Their hard work has also earned Pahadpur village located under Haveli Kharagpur sub division of the district the status of “mango village”.
Now, the villagers are not only having luxurious life style but are also able to find good brides for their daughters.
Curiously, Dharhara village is also located in the same Munger district where the villagers have been planting at least two saplings of fruit-bearing trees, especially mangoes, to celebrate the birth of girl child in the family.