Farmers are unable to grow jute due to water shortage in various upazilas of Faridpur. In many places, the jute is burning and turning red. Many farmers cut jute and soak in impure water. The color of jute fibers is turning black. Because of this, they are afraid of not getting the desired price.
Talking to farmers, jute seeds are sown at the end of March. Jute harvesting starts at the end of June. Usually by the end of June the canals, bils and drains are filled with rain water. But this time the rainfall is less.
There is less water in canals, bels and rivers. Due to this, it is difficult to wake up the jute. About four to five hands deep water is required to wake the jute. Jute has to be transported by nasiman or van to a distance of several kilometers. It increases time and cost.