NARAIL: A total of 23,025 hectares of land were brought under jute cultivation in three upazilas of the district during the current season.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said that a total of 23,025 hectares of land, this year, were brought under jute cultivation with production target 2,58,060 bales of jute in three upazilas of the district.DAE sources said cultivation of jute is increasing every year in the district as growers are getting fair price of their product.
They said farmers cultivated jute on 7,025 hectares of land in Narail Sadar upazila, 12,150 hectares in Lohagora upazila and 3,850 hectares of land in Kalia upazila of the district this season, reports BSS.
Md Moniruzzaman Talukder Kalu, 60, a farmer of Amada village under Lohagora upazila, said “We are interested in cultivating jute as it gives us cash during the lean period.”
Md Jitu Kazi, 42, of village Lakkhipur in Purulia union under Kalia upazila said “I cultivated jute on two bighas of land this year and I am waiting to get good profit.”
Dipok Kumar Roy, deputy director of Narail DAE, said the jute cultivators are interested in jute cultivation as they get good price of their products last years and they are getting all kinds of support from the government including quality seeds and fertilisers.
Nipu Majumder Deputy Assistant Agricultural Officer of DAE, said different commercial bank including Bangladesh Krishi Bank distributed necessary loans facility among the farmers.