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Jute cultivation goes on in full swing


Published : 08 May 2020 10:03 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 12:04 AM

With seed sowing process of jute nearing completion in Chandpur, cultivation of the crop is going on in full swing.

Chandpur has set a target of producing 37,400 bales of jute this year. This district has a long history of producing agricultural products. Surrounded by the Meghna, Padma, Dakatiya and Meghna Dhanagoda rivers, Chandpur is a district with fertile soil and climate where all kinds of agricultural products are produced.

Jute is largely harvested at W Rahman Jute Mill, Star Al Qaeda and Hamidia Jute Mill which were established in the early sixties. 

In 8 upazilas of Chandpur, different varieties of jute seeds have been cultivated in 4,158 hectares of land in the current year 2019-2020. The production target has been set at 37,422 bales of fibre. 

Abdul Mannan, an agriculturist working in Chandpur District Agriculture Extension Department, gave this information.

In the official language, 5 mon is equal to 1 bale. As such, this time there is a possibility of producing 1, 87, 111 mon jute. An agronomist said, “We need high quality jute seeds but it is not available. 

Farmers are often affected. He also directed the use of jute bags instead of plastic bags in the marketing of the country's products. The jute market is likely to go down as the use of plastic bags is temporarily introduced to curb the rise in rice prices.”