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Farmers turn 0.2 mn hectares of land for jute cultivation

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Jun '10
During the ongoing season, about 0.2 million hectares have been converted in to jute cultivating lands across 10 districts in Khulna division.

As per Department of Agricultural Extension reports, of the overall land cultivated for jute, 24,598 hectares were cultivated in Magura district, 28,140 hectares in Jessore, 37,500 hectares in Kushtia, 34,020 hectares in Jhenidah, 24,600 hectares in Chuadanga, 1,288 hectares in Bagerhat, 3,081 hectares in Khulna, 20,073 hectares in Narail, 23,950 hectares in Meherpur and 9,930 hectares in Satkhira districts.

Owing to favourable weather conditions, farmers are expecting surplus yield. The reason behind cultivating more land for jute in the division, exceeding the said target is because farmers, during the last season, received fairly good prices.

In order to turn the jute cultivation scheme in to a success, agriculture officials are ensures farmers receive good supply of quality seeds, pesticides, fertilisers and other important agri-inputs at economical rates.

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