46,266 hectares brought under Jute cultivation in Jamalpur

46,266 hectares brought under Jute cultivation in Jamalpur

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Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has brought a total of 46,266 hectares of land under Jute cultivation programme to produce 493,881 bales of jute during the current season.The DAE sources said 4 high yielding varieties of jute seeds are being cultivated by farmers of the district to boost jute production.  The department said 5,841 hectares have been brought under the Deshi variety, 38,547 hectares under Tosha, 124 under Mesta and 1,754 hectares under Kenaf variety.According to upazila wise break up of land is as follows 3,488 hectares in Jamalpur sadar upazila, 5,682 hectares in Sarishabari, 15,879 hectares in Islampur, 3,469 hectares in Melandah ,6,346 hectares in Dewanganj, 7,304 hectares in Madarganj and 3,998 hectares in Bakshiganj .Official sources said 465,072 bales of jute were produced on 46,095 hectares of land in the district last year.The farmers of the district have already cultivated jute on 15,792 hectares of land till April 14. -BSS, Rajshahi

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