NARSINGDI, June 7 (BSS): A total of 3,740 hectares of land has been brought under jute cultivation in all six upazilas of the district during the current season.
Of the total, 440 hectares of land were brought under jute cultivation in Sadar upazila, 160 hectares in Polash upazila, 510 hectares in Shipper upazila, 620 hectares in Belabo upazila, 690 hectares in Monohardi upazila and 1320 hectres of land were brought under the cultivation in Raipura upzila during the season.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said cultivation of jute is increasing every year in the district as growers are getting fair price of their products.
Farmer Abul Hasam of Belabo upazila, Abdul Maruaf of Rapipura upazila and Niranjan Roy of Monohardi upazila expresses their satisfaction and said "We are interested in cultivating jute as it gives us cash money during the lean period.
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