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Scanty rains in Bengal may affect jute output
Aug '10
In spite of the fact that, the jute crop sowing during the year has been above expectation, but the production may be less on account of scanty rains in a number of major jute cultivating regions of West Bengal. Jute production is thus seen to go down to a certain extent.

Driven by rising prices and good weather conditions, there was a substantial rise in sowing of raw jute, production of which was expected to reach above 115-120 lakh bales, against 90 lakh bales in 2009-10.

However, scanty rains in several parts of the State are seen posing major problems in reaping the crops as scarce water would not support retting of the crops. Also, late harvesting is seen to damage a considerable amount of the crop, leading to a huge crop loss.

The retting process generally commences by August 1 and concludes by September 15.The jute crop after harvesting needs to undergo retting process, which requires much of water. Thus, owing to scanty rains, retting will have to be done in muddy water and this would affect the quality of the jute.

Experts say that there are possibilities that, driven by this drop in production, there may also be a partial surge in the prices of jute. Usually, the price of jute during this time of the year varies between Rs. 2,300-2,400 per quintal, but this year, the same have surged to Rs. 2,700 per quintal.

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