Harvesting of jute got momentum in all the six upazilas of the district following adequate rainfall in the recent days as farmers in some cases are now engaged in separating fibers from their harvested jute plants with much enthusiasm.
A good number of newly harvesting jute have already started coming to the local markets while the farmers are happy getting fair price of jute this season.
The newly harvested jute is being sold at Taka 1700 to 1900 per mounds (40 Kg) depending on their varieties and qualities.
The market is expected to be flooded with new jute within fifteen to twenty days as only10 to 15 percent harvesting of the cash crop has so far been completed in the district.
The farmers of the district have brought 3200 hectares of land under jute farming with a target to produce 32000 bales of jute this year, concerned official said.
Talking to BSS, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture extension (DAE) Shovan Kumar Dhar said the farmers are happy with the adequate rainfall during the last few days as they now hopeful to complete harvesting their jute plants timely and their targeted transplantation of Aman seedlings within the stipulated time.
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