282 jute goods declared as ‘versatile products’

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diversified jute goods with new designs at affordable prices now draw customers’ attention
SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN and MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU

The labour-intensive jute sector has been playing an important role in the socio-economic development of the country

Considering the demand in domestic and international markets and the global expansion of jute industry, the government has declared 282 types of attractive jute goods as ‘versatile jute products’.

The Ministry of Textiles and Jute has released a list of versatile jute products with names, said a press release.

According to the Jute Act, 2017, “Versatile jute product” means conventional jute products such as hessian, sacking, CBC and any product other than jute yarn with a count of 06 (six) counts and above.

The formulation and implementation of various action plans of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute for the development and expansion of the jute sector are making an important contribution to the national economy.

Because of the smooth implementation of all these action plans of the present government, the jute sector is in the second place in the export trade of Bangladesh after leather, said the release.

The labour-intensive jute sector has been playing an important role in the socio-economic development of the country and so, the Textiles and Jute Ministry has taken various initiatives for the development of the jute sector.

In order to accelerate the revival and modernization of the jute industry, the Compulsory Use of Jute Wrapping in Products Act, 2010, the Jute Act, 2017, the National Jute Policy, 2018 were formulated.

Through the implementation of all these laws and policies, the demand for jute and jute products in the domestic and international markets has increased tremendously, added the release.

Various steps have been taken to diversify and use jute products through the Jute Diversification Promotion Center (JDPC).

About 700 entrepreneurs of versatile jute products are producing various types of eye-catching jute products, most of which are being exported abroad.

Fairs are being organized in the country and abroad along with publicity campaigns to popularize the versatile jute products in the country.

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