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Jute purchasing begins in Gaibandha

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Jute purchasing from the farmers directly has started at Jatiya Jute Mills Limited purchasing center at Thanapara of the town amid much enthusiasm.Chief inspector of jute office here M. Mokbul Hossain formally inaugurated the purchasing of jute at the centre on Sunday as the chief guest.On the inaugural day, per maund of jute was purchased from the farmer at Tk 1,661, Nurunnabi Mondal of the center said as many as 50,000 maunds of jute would be purchased through the centre this year.Jute purchasing also begun at Bamondanga Khalispur Jute Mills Limited under Sundarganj upazila and Kamarpara UMC jute purchasing center under Sadullapur upazila in the district, the sources said.Chief inspector here M. Mokbul Hossain said the growers are so much happy as they are getting fair prices against the crop this year through selling their produce at the centers and local hats and bazars.Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said a total of 14,250 hectares of land were brought under jute cultivation programme this year with the production target of 1, 55,618 bales of jute. –bss, Gaibandha

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