Jute harvesting gets momentum in Narsingdi
NARSINGDI, Aug 3: Harvesting of jute in all the six upazilas of the district has gained momentum as a result of the recent adequate rainfalls.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said the farmers are now engaged in separating fibers with much enthusiasm for getting lucrative prices of jute this season.
A good number of newly harvesting jute have started coming to the local markets.
The farmers are happy with the prevailing price of jute. The newly harvested jute is being sold at Taka 1500 to 1600 per mound (40-Kg) depending on their varieties and qualities.
The market is expected to be flooded with new jute within 15 to 20 days as only 20 to 30 percent harvest of the cash crop has so far been completed in the district.
During the current season, the farmers brought 3,750 hectares of land under jute farming fixed by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
Talking to BSS, DAE Deputy Director Shovan Kumar Dhar said adequate rainfalls in the last couple of weeks have helped the farmers harvesting their jute timely. He also said the present government has given the maximum priority to an increase jute production as to establish back the glory the golden fiber of Bangladesh.
All necessary measures are being taken for making the farmers habituated in promoting high yielding jute varieties for boosting its production, DD of DAE added.