Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said that 6,000 hectares of land have been brought under jute cultivation in the district with the production target of 82,000 bales of jute.
The DAE department has supplied high quality of jute seeds among the farmers, reports BSS.
The department has also given modern technology training to the farmers about jute cultivation to boost bumper production. The jute plant was free from pest attack or any natural disaster.
Now the jute is being sold at Taka 1700 to 1800 per mound (40kgs) in the local market.
Farmer Sunil Kumar of sadar upazila said that he had cultivated jute on two bighas of land and he got 20-mound of jute. He has net profit Taka 24,000 after deducting all expenditure.