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Govt aims to produce two-fold quality jute seeds
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Nov '09
The Bangladesh government is aiming to produce around 2,000 tons of quality jute seeds from fiscal 2010-11 for the next five years, in a bid to fulfill the current market demand of 4,000 tons of seeds.

In this regard, a project proposal has already been sent, by the Integrated HYV Jute and Jute Production Program under the Ministry of Jute and Textile, to the Ministry of Finance and Planning for fund allocation, said an official.

Currently the market is receiving 1,000 to 1,200 tons of seeds from Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) and rest of the requirement is being fulfilled by importing seeds from neighboring countries.

Volume of jute production extensively depends on the quality seeds, while this is a perfect time to increase jute production as the prices of raw jute and diversified jute products are very high in the international market, he added.

Around 100 farmers in 100 towns across the country are involved in the project to produce 400 tons of quality seeds for current fiscal, and more farmers in more towns would be selected to produce 2,000 tons of seeds per year from the next fiscal, he said.

Produced seeds would be sold by the growers to the other farmers of their region. Accomplishment of this project would make the country to be self-sufficient with quality jute seeds, he stated.

The country, which is now a jute seed importer has the potential to be a jute seed exporter, said concerned officials of BADC.

Former executive director of Jute Diversification Promotion Centre, Dr. ABM Abdullah said that the step taken by the Textiles and Jute Ministry to meet local demands of quality jute seeds is a positive step.

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