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West Bengal jute growers seek fair returns for produce

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Aug '12
In spite of good crops, jute growers in eastern Indian state of West Bengal, who contribute over 60 percent of the country’s total jute output, are concerned over getting fair prices for their produce this season.
 
It is because the cost of cultivation has gone up considerably, while there was a decline in world jute prices last year.
 
Farmers in the state, who mainly depend on agriculture, say they have reaped good produce, but are not getting fair prices for the same. Besides, environmental issues are also becoming a cause of concern.
 
Jute cultivators in West Bengal say prices of essential commodities are rising continuously, which has badly affected their livelihood. Hence, they are seeking remunerative prices for their produce to sustain in the midst of inflationary pressures.
 
Next to West Bengal, Orissa and the north-eastern states are the largest contributors to the country’s total jute output.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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