Country to enhance cotton production to 1.0 million bales
Bangladesh Cotton Development Board has adopted a five-year
project titled "Extensive Cotton Cultivation" considering
importance of the sector and its further development. According
to experts, cotton production can be enhanced to around 0.8
million bales to 1.0 million bales from the existing hardly 0.1
million bales annually.
On successful implementation of the project, the cotton
production will increase many fold and that will save huge
foreign currency. At a regional workshop titled "Prospect of
Cotton Farming in Barind Tract and Extension Strategy" held at
Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) in Rajshahi,
Agricultural scientists and researchers urged the farmers and
others concerned to expand cotton farming for boosting up its
production to meet up the country's demand.
They viewed prospect of boosting cotton production in the
drought-prone baring region is bright as its topography and
climatic condition are suitable for the cash crop. Dr Farid
Uddin said that there is an enormous prospect of boosting cotton
production after the best uses of existing natural resources.