Jute harvesting gets momentum in Narsingdi


NARSINGDI, July 20, 2017 (BSS)-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 Taka 1800 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 percent harvest of the cash crop has so far been completed in the district. During the current season, the farmers brought 3,200 hectares of land under jute farming with a target to produce 32,000 bales of jute.

Talking to BSS, DAE Deputy Director Latafat Hossain said adequate
rainfalls in the last couple of weeks have helped the farmers harvesting their jute timely. Besides, the farmers are hopeful of completing the transplantation of Aman seedling by the scheduled time, he said.