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Bangladesh to work on restoring jute's past glory
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Mar '17
Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, said that the conspiracies trying to destroy the jute industry would not work. She hoped that the past glory of the golden fibre would be restored with the initiatives the present government is taking. The government is giving due importance to jute as the fate of farmers and workers depend on it.

Jute's golden days will make a comeback, said Hasina while addressing an event marking the country's National Jute Day that was celebrated on March 6.

There are bright prospects for bolstering jute production and its exports by making diversified jute products, said a Bangladeshi news agency quoting Hasina. She added that it is necessary to carry out research for diversification of jute and it is already being carried out in the country.

According to the Prime Minister, close to 4 crore people are engaged in the process of cultivation, production, exports and sales of jute products. The government has also adopted various measures to give a new life to the sector and reopen the closed mills. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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