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Jute cultivation gains popularity in Narail

NARAIL, Jute cultivation gained popularity in all three

upazilas of the district thanks to necessary support of the department of

agricultural extension (DAE) to farmers and fair price of the cash crop.

DAE estimated that this year a total of 20,950 hectares of land were

brought under jute cultivation with production target 2,30,450 bales of jute.

Out of them 6,450 hectares of land were cultivated in Narail Sadar Upazila,

11,550 hectares of land in Lohagara Upazila and 2,950 hectares of land

cultivated in Kalia Upazila.

DAE sources said, the government has given the maximum priority to

increase jute production as to establish back the glory the golden fiber of

Bangladesh.

Deputy Director of DAE Chinmoy Roy said, farmers are showing their

interests in cultivating more jute this season as they have got fair price

last year.

Deputy Director said DAE has provided all necessary inputs including

quality seeds, fertilizers and insecticides to the farmer in proper time.

Farmer Waliar Rahman of Ambaria village, Eliash Sheikh of Raghunathpur

village in Kalia Upazila and Moniruzzaman Kalu of Amada village in Lohagora

Upazila said that most of the farmers are showing interest cultivating Tussah

variety of jute as its demand and prices are high in the local markets then

other varieties.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)