Bangladesh to import Indian jute seeds

February 20th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Bangladesh will get about 3,500 tonnes of the tosha variety of jute seeds from India to augment its production and may import more to meet the rising demand of jute products.Named JRO-524, the seeds will be imported as a private sector initiative with the government processing the applications from 840 seed traders, New Age said, quoting Moksudur Rahman, deputy director (Quarantine) of the plant protection department.

Tosha seeds are from India’s Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh states.

Bangladesh and India are the world’s largest growers of jute and producers of jute goods.

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