Meet happy jute growers of Manikganj

  • The Ghior jute market is one of the largest and oldest in Manikganj. It is situated on the banks of the Kaliganga river. It operates every Wednesday. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    The Ghior jute market is one of the largest and oldest in Manikganj. It is situated on the banks of the Kaliganga river. It operates every Wednesday. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Jute trading starts at the Ghior market before sunrise. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Jute trading starts at the Ghior market before sunrise. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Traders from different regions of the country visit the Ghior market to buy jute during the harvest season. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Traders from different regions of the country visit the Ghior market to buy jute during the harvest season. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Farmers from the seven Upazilas of Manikganj visit the Ghior market to sell jute. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Farmers from the seven Upazilas of Manikganj visit the Ghior market to sell jute. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Farmers transport jute to the Ghior market mainly by boat. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Farmers transport jute to the Ghior market mainly by boat. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Some farmers also use horse-drawn carriages to transport jute to the Ghior market from nearby places. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Some farmers also use horse-drawn carriages to transport jute to the Ghior market from nearby places. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Farmer Azgar Ali says his jute yield has increased this year due to favourable weather conditions. He has come to the Ghior market to sell jute after hearing about good prices. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Farmer Azgar Ali says his jute yield has increased this year due to favourable weather conditions. He has come to the Ghior market to sell jute after hearing about good prices. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Farmers at the Ghior market say it costs Tk 5,000-6,000 to cultivate jute on every bigha of land. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Farmers at the Ghior market say it costs Tk 5,000-6,000 to cultivate jute on every bigha of land. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Locally produced jute is selling at Tk 1,400-2,000 per tonne at the Ghior market this year. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Locally produced jute is selling at Tk 1,400-2,000 per tonne at the Ghior market this year. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • More farmers cultivated jute in the last few years due to good prices. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension, jute was cultivated on 3,606 hectares of land in Manikganj in 2020, compared to 3,448 hectares a year earlier. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    More farmers cultivated jute in the last few years due to good prices. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension, jute was cultivated on 3,606 hectares of land in Manikganj in 2020, compared to 3,448 hectares a year earlier. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Traders at the Ghior market say the colour and quality of jute has improved this year due to an abundance of water in rivers and canals. As a result, higher prices are being offered for jute. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Traders at the Ghior market say the colour and quality of jute has improved this year due to an abundance of water in rivers and canals. As a result, higher prices are being offered for jute. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

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