This years target of jute production is 30,000 MT in Chandpur. Chandpur is one of the riverine agricultural areas of the country. Chandpur has a long history of producing agricultural products. Surrounded by the Meghna, Padma, Dakatiya and Meghna Dhanagoda rivers, Chandpur is a district with fertile soil and climate. Where all kinds of agricultural products are produced.
Chandpur is also the best in jute production. As a result, 3 jute mills were established in Chandpur after 1974 fertilizer. These are: Star Al Qaeda, W Rahman and Hamidia Jute Mills. Hundreds of jute-laden boats could be seen on the shores of Dakatiya. Due to this, jute is widely cultivated in Chandpur.
In 8 upazilas of Chandpur, different varieties of jute have been cultivated in 4,105 hectares of land in 2020-21. The production target has been set at 30,000 MT. This time the market price of jute is also satisfactory. Farmers have started cutting jute in the field.
Abdul Mannan, an agriculturist working in the Chandpur District Agriculture Extension Department, said this.
Although the production is officially considered as ‘Bell’, this time the Department of Agriculture is calculating the weight of jute in MT across the country. He said, ‘The country needs high quality jute seeds but it is not available. Farmers are often affected.
He added, ‘The marketing of the country’s manufactured goods is directed to use jute bags instead of plastic bags. The jute market is likely to go down as the use of plastic bags is temporarily introduced to curb the rise in rice prices.
Correspondnt: Abdul Ghoni, August 20,2021