The government of Bangladesh has given a consent of importing around 5,200 tonnes of jute seeds from the neighbouring country, India, this season.
Media reported citing Agriculture Secretary Wahida Akhtar who took the decision at a meeting of the National Seed Board Recently.
According to a statement issued by the agriculture ministry, the board also settled on annual demand for jute seeds to be 6,369 tonnes this season.
Considering the annual demand of jute seeds and jute crops of the farmer this year, they fixed the annual demand.
The statement also added that of the total demand, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation will supply 1,300 tonnes of seeds, and 5,200 tonnes of seeds would be imported from India.
In 2023-24 fiscal year, a target has been set to cultivate jute about 7.64 lakh hectares of land.
In last season, 4,166 tonnes of jute seeds were imported against a demand for 5,000 tonnes.