Govt moves to lower dependence on Indian jute seeds

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE REPORT | Published: May 25, 2021 15:31:02 | Updated: May 25, 2021 17:28:58 The government has moved to lower the dependence on neighbouring India for jute seed import by producing the same locally, officials said. A Tk 6.76 billion project is underway to produce the seed — the plan is also on to develop […]

Golden fibre no longer holds glitter for Khulna jute farmers

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Farmers say cultivating jute is backbreaking work as the crop takes 8 to 10 months to mature  A major cash crop for over three million small farm households in Bangladesh, jute is no longer considered a “golden fibre” in Khulna. Unfavourable weather, low production and lack of government support have forced many farmers in the […]

Drought hinders jute cultivation in Gopalganj

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The scorching sun is drying out the tender jute plants, and the dryness of the soil prevents jute seeds from germinating Dhaka Tribune The district has yet to record any rainfall during the ongoing dry spell Jute plants on vast tracts of land are drying up in Gopalganj due to unceasing drought that has been […]

Above 2 L tons of jute likely to be produced in Rajshahi division

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Rajshahi farmers have cultivated jute this year after getting its repeated bumper production and lucrative market price BSS Currently, the farmers are seen sowing seeds in some of the fields at present and the sowing activities are reportedly being delayed due to shortage of rainfall Around 2.62 lakh tons  of jute are expected to be […]

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

Bangladesh among world’s top 10 in 13 sectors

First in jute export, second in production Bangladesh was once renowned for its jute, the ‘golden fibre’. It is now the second largest producer of jute and produces 42 per cent of the world’s jute, at 13,35,000 (13 lakh 35 thousand) tonnes. India produces around 2 million (20 lakh) tonnes, that is, 55 per cent […]

India’s likely ban on export of jute seeds to affect Bangladesh stakeholders

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

REZAUL KARIM | Published: March 13, 2021 09:51:15 | Updated: March 13, 2021 14:01:53 India’s likely ban on export of jute seeds has raised concerns among Bangladesh’s millers, cultivators and the government, official sources said. The neighbouring country is likely to take the decision on the ban with a view to meeting its domestic demand […]

Farmers, labour leaders renew call for reopening jute, sugar mills

Farmers, labour leaders renew call for reopening jute, sugar mills

Workers of sugar, jute, spinning and textile mills bring out a procession in Dhaka on Saturday following a rally they organised to protest against the de-nationalisation of the mills. — New Age photo Labour and farmer leaders on Saturday urged the government to reopen stateowned jute and sugar mills before the next parliament session or […]

Record price makes jute farmers jubilant in Rajshahi

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Rajshahi Jute farmers are happy this year as they get excellent yield and price BSS At present, jute fiber is being sold at Tk 5,200 to 6,000 per mound at different hats and bazaars everywhere in the region creating a hope of getting back in the golden era of the cash crop in near future […]

Union Textiles Minister Inaugurates Certified Jute Seeds Distribution Program AndAwareness Workshop For Jute Farmers

Union Textiles Minister Inaugurates Certified Jute Seeds Distribution Program AndAwareness Workshop For Jute Farmers

New Delhi: Union Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has called upon the farmers to use certified seeds to increase their income and productivity and contribute to the country in Jute diversified and Technical textile products. Inaugurating,virtually, the Certified Jute Seeds Distribution Plan and Jute Farmers Awareness Workshop, organised […]

Turkish businesses keen to invest in Bangladesh’s jute sector: Ambassador Turan

Turkish businesses keen to invest in Bangladesh’s jute sector: Ambassador Turan

Turkish investors are keen interest to invest in the jute sector of Bangladesh, Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan said Tuesday. He said his country mostly imports jute from Bangladesh for its carpet industry. Also read: Jute: The Greenest Alternative to Plastic Bags “Half of their total import, which is about $300 million, constitutes jute from Bangladesh,” the […]