Jute being harvested on full swing in Narsingdi

Published: July 27, 2018 14:54:27 | Updated: July 28, 2018 11:35:51

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Harvesting of jute plants get momentum in all the six upazilas of Narsingdi district following adequate rainfall in the recent days.

The farmers are now engaged in separating fibers from jute plants with much enthusiasm for an access to attain high prices of jute this season.

A good number of newly harvesting jute have started coming to the local markets. The farmers are happy getting excellent price of jute this season.

The newly harvested jute is being sold at Tk 1500 to 1800 per mounds (40 Kg) depending on their varieties and qualities, reports BSS.

The market is expected to be flooded with new jute within fifteen to twenty days as only 15 to 20 per cent harvest of cash crop has so far been completed in the district. The regional farmers have brought 3,200 hectares of land under jute farming in the district with a target to produce 32,000 bales of jute this year, the official said.

Talking to reporters, Deputy Director of Department Of Agriculture extension (DAE) Latafat Hossain said the farmers are happy with the adequate rainfall during the last few days as they now able to complete their targeted transplantation of Aman seedling by the schedule time after completion of harvesting of jute.

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