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Experts for producing high quality jute

  • Our Correspondent
  • 19 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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RANGPUR: Experts at a training workshop have stressed enhancing cultivation and production of high quality jute to revive the past glory of the 'golden fibre' in the country.

They opined this at the event titled 'Increasing production of high-yielding varieties of jute and jute seeds adopting improved technology' held at the upazila parishad auditorium in Kawnia upazila on Sunday.

The Kawnia upazila administration jointly with the Directorate of Jute organised the event participated by 100 selected male and female farmers of Kawnia upazila for extension of the modern jute farming technologies at the farmers' level.

Assistant Project Director (Monitoring) of the Directorate of Jute Md Kamal Uddin attended the event as the chief guest with District Jute Development Officer AKM Mahbub Alam Biswas in the chair.

Assistant Director of the Directorate of Jute for Rangpur Md Solaiman Ali, Monitoring Officer of the Paddy and Jute and Wheat Seeds Production Project for Rangpur division Md Rezaul Karim addressed.

Kawnia Upazila Agriculture Officer Agriculturist Shahnaz Parveen delivered a welcome speech narrating the goals and objectives of the event.

She stressed on producing quality jute seeds and making those available at the farmers' levels to expand cultivation of the fibre crop and enhance production of high quality local varieties of jute.

"A farmer can produce 12 to 15 mounds of jute fibre from one bigha (33 decimals) of land using high quality jute seeds and latest farming technologies," she added.

Rezaul Karim said farmers should adopt the ribbon retting technologies for rotting and separation of the fibre in only nine days during droughts or water scarcity to get maximum output with upgraded quality of the fibre.

The chief guest said multidimensional use of jute products continues increasing its local demand following adverse effects of synthetic fibre on the environment aiming to revive the past glory of the 'golden' fibre.