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RU professor invents ‘Golden Melon’

MNA Education Desk: A Professor of Rajshahi University (RU) has invented a new variety of ‘Bangi’ (melon), a local fruit. He has invented sweet melon after a long eight years’ effort and named it ‘Sonali Bangi’ or ‘Golden Melon’ because of its golden colour.

The very sweet ‘golden bangi’ looks like malta or orange.

The inventor of the new Bangi is Professor Monjur Hossain, director of Institute of Biological Sciences (IBSE) of RU.

He has been successful in cultivating the new varieties of sweet melon. The researchers also expressed hope that the seedlings or saplings will be given at the peasant level from next year.

Prof Manzur Hossain said that fruits in different parts of the country are known as Kharmuz, Futi, Kankur etc, reported news agency.

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