Jute growers of Chuadanga are very pleased for huge production of jute and getting fair price to sell raw jute fiber. The jute producing farmers of the areas are going to make profit about tk. 367,11,40,000 this season producing 15,26,040 mounds of jute.
It may be mentioned here that farmers have cultivated jute on 1,52,604 bighas of land in Chuadanga Sadar, Damurhuda, Alamdanga and Jibannagar Upazilas of the district. At least 15,26,040 mounds of jute fiber are being expected to be produced this season.
It is learnt, the farmers of the district will sell their produced jute fiber at tk. 390,01,00,000 this year. About tk. 367,11,40,000 will be profit after expenditure of tk. 22,89,60,000.
Ali Hossain, a jute cultivator of Kurulgasi in Damurhuda upazila said, he has cultivated jute on 2 bighas of land, harvested it and put these in a road side ditch for rotten and supplied water through shallow machine. He is selling jute fiber between tk. 2500 per mound.
Sirajul Islam of village Monoharpur in Jibannagar Upazila of the district said he has taken under jute cultivation on 2 bighas of land. After harvesting and drying up jute fiber he has sold 5 mounds of jute fiber to businessman at tk. 12500.
Nazrul Islam of village Boalmari in Sadar Upazila said he has jute on one bigha of land. About 5 mounds of jute fiber has been produced from his cultivated land. A few days back he sold 3 mounds of jute fiber at tk. 7,500.
Hossain of village Khadimpur in Alamdanga upazila of the district told this correspondent, about tk. 15000 has been estimated for production cost of jute per bigha as well as farmers making profit at tk. 10,000 from the same land.
Sharifuddin Tokon, a veteran jute businessman at Gokulkhali Bazaar in Alamdanga Upazila of the district said, the quality of jute of the area is medium. We are purchasing jute at tk. 2500 per mound.
Haji Akbar Ali, a jute businessman at Dingadah in sadar upazila of the district said, jute growers come to sell their produced jute at our purchasing center, where they are receiving cash taka from us.
Habibur Rahman, a trader of Sarojgonj Bazaar in Sadar Upazila said, farmers are washing jute and drying with full swing. At present we are buying jute 2500 taka per mound but the price of jute may increase in future.
According District Agriculture Extension Department, farmers of Chuadanga district have cultivated jute on 1,52,604 bighas of land. The Upazila wise breaks up are- 9,113 bighas of land in Sadar Upazila, 51,580 bighas in Alamdanga Upazila, 79,063 bighas in Damurhuda Upazila and 12,848 bighas in Jibannagar Upazila. Farmers are going to be produced about 91,130 mounds of jute in Sadar Upazila, 5,15,800 mounds in Alamdanga Upazila, 7,90,630 mounds in Damurhuda Upazila and 1,28,480 mounds in Jibannagar Upazila.
Bivash Chandra Saha, Deputy Director of District Agriculture Extension Department said, the officials of the department advised the jute growers for using modern technology and other equipment for good production of jute.