NARSINGDI: Jute cultivation gained popularity in all six upazilas of Narsingdi District thanks to necessary support of the agriculture extension department (DAE) to farmers and fair price of the cash crop, reports BSS.
DAE estimated that this year a total of 3740 hectares land will be brought under jute cultivation. Out of them 440 hectares of land will be cultivated in Sadar Upazila, 160 hectares in Plash Upazila, 510 hectares in Shibpur Upazila, 620 hectares in Belabo Upazila, 690 hectares in Monohardi Upazila and 1320 hectares in Raipura upazila.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 Shovan Kumar Dhar said, farmers are showing their interests in cultivating more jute this season as they’ve got fair price last year.
The Deputy Director said DAE has provided all necessary inputs including quality seeds, fertilizers and insecticides to the farmer in proper time.
Farmer Abul Hasam of Belabo Upazila, Abdul Maruaf of Rapipura Upazila and Niranjan Roy of Monohardi 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.