24,620 hectares land brought under jute cultivation in Gopalganj


A total of 24,620 hectares of land were brought under jute cultivation in all five upazilas of the district with a production target of 67,315 tonnes of jute in the current season.
Out of this, 24 thousand hectares of Tosha jute, 600 hectares of Mesta jute and 20 hectares of indigenous jute will be cultivated.
Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Abdul Quader Sardar said out of this, 24,000 hectares land were brought under Tosha jute cultivation, 600 hectares under Mesta jute cultivation and 20 hectares under indigenous jute cultivation in the district this season.
A target of 67,315 tonnes of jute production has been set from 24,620 hectares of land, he said.
Sanjay Kumar Kundu, additional deputy director of DAE said cultivation of jute has been increasing every year here as the growers are getting fair prices for their products.
Farmers of the district have started jute cultivation and some areas of the district have been completed the jute cultivation on their lands.
If the weather is favourable production is expected to exceed the target, Kundu added.