Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi Birpratik said that despite the increased use of artificial fibers (polythene) over time, eco-friendly jute and jute products demand has been increasing globally in the current era of sustainable development.
The minister said this while meeting the delegation of Bangladesh Jute Mills Association (BJMA) and Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association (BJSA) in the conference room of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute at the Secretariat recently.
He also said that the govt’s continuous patronage has restored and enriched the heritage of the jute sector. Due to the formulation and implementation of various action plans of the govt, jute sector is making an outstanding contribution to the national economy.
He said that the govt will always monitor the jute price to ensure the smooth supply of raw jute in the country and to speed up the export of jute and jute products. Jute production has increased manifold in recent years due to proper supply of seeds and other input support to farmers to ensure jute cultivation.
The minister said that effective measures will be taken to ensure the supply of raw jute to continue the flow of export earnings of jute and jute products. For this reason, instructions have already been given to the Jute Directorate to prevent unlicensed unscrupulous traders from buying and selling raw jute, to prevent the sale and purchase of wet jute, and to take effective steps to ensure the supply of raw jute in the market.
The minister said that jute season has started this year. Raw jute from different parts of the country has started coming to the market. The production of raw jute in this season is also satisfactory and the farmers will get good jute price.