Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bumper production of jute expected this season

Bumper production of jute expected this season

07
Jul '10
A massive production of jute is being predicted this season, as jute crop harvesting has started with good yield rates and profitable prices in northern Bangladesh.

The jute crop this year was cultivated on around 1,99,833 hectares of land, which was around 44 percent more than the 1,38,731 hectares of targeted land for jute farming in the region.

The jute fibres are currently being sold at nearly Tk 2,000 per maund. The jute growers surpassed the target this year beating big hurdles, including seed crisis, droughts, lack of soil moistures and crop diversification. However, they did not attain the farming target last year.

For such an achievement this year, import of required amount of jute seeds and their proper and timely distribution by the government proved very helpful. The Manager of Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia, Dinajpur hub, Dr MA Mazid said that, as the sowing period was extended from the month of April to May end, jute harvesting may go on till the end of July.

Rangpur and Dinajpur jute growers are satisfied over successful jute farming and the special incentives, which were announced a couple of days ago by Agriculture Minister, Matia Chowdhury. They also praised the government for supplying ribbon machines to make jute-rotting process easy and upgrading fibre quality during droughts, like last year.

Dr Mazid further said that, this season, a bumper jute yield can be definitely seen, which is anticipated to reach around 2.2 million bales exceeding the target of 1.474 million bales. He suggested the farmers to produce fine and new variety of jute, including, Lotishail, Nazirshail, Binashail, BR-5 and BRRI Dhan 34 instead of other varieties.

The government has continuously been recommended by the scientists to fix a fair price for jute, reopen closed jute mills and take more efforts to boost jute goods' export.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 10th May 2021

India & EU to resume trade negotiations; consider investment pact

India and European Union (EU) have agreed to resume negotiations for...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 10th May 2021

UK retailers halved carbon emissions since 2005: BRC

Leading UK retailers have smashed 2020 carbon reduction targets, with ...

Pic: Authentic Brands Group / Eddie Bauer

Fashion | On 10th May 2021

ABG & SPARC to acquire American outdoor brand Eddie Bauer

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand owner, marketing and...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Virtual reality would be the new normal

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consumer sentiment will be conservative after lockdown

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Good tidings expected for textile industry

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

Headquartered at Singapore, Crocodile is a global fashion and lifestyle...

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla,

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla

In the financial hub of eastern India, Kolkata, a humble production...

Shambhu Nath Jha,

Shambhu Nath Jha

Leading research and consulting firm Fact.MR recently launched a report on ...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Robert Brookins, Alexium International

Robert Brookins
Alexium International

Alexium International is a specialty chemical development company...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search