Banana plays an important role in our health it is extremely healthy and delicious. They contain several important nutrients and benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss. They are also rich in potassium and are rich source of fibre. Banana is many people’s favourite fruit because of its nutritive and medicinal value.
Banana is the 5th most traded agricultural commodity in the world after cereals,sugar, coffee and cocoa. It is second most important fruit crop in India, next only to mango.
Daranggiri in Assam is Asia’s largest banana Market and banana has the
5th most traded product in the world has one of its world biggest hub in Northeast India. Daranggiri is located near NH37 in Goalpara district of Assam.
There are nearly 15,000 people — from growers to sellers — involved in the market, which has a monthly turnover of Rs 4 crores during the peak season close to Dipawali and Chhat Puja festival nearly 140- 150 trucks of banana are sold every week at this market and around 50 trucks loads of banana are sold in a day.
During peak season, each truck leave the market with about 1200 to 1600 bunches of banana. The price of banana varies from Rs 100 to Rs 250 for every bunch of banana.
During summer, banana growers and traders from Garo Hills of Meghalaya and nearby of lower Assam’s Goalpara district rush to Daranggiri Banana Market which is the largest banana market in Northeast India. These banana are exported to Bihar, Bhutan, west Bengal, Nepal, Odisha, Bangladesh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.