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Gangwar launches jute bag initiative in Delhi
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Apr '16
Courtesy: PIB
Courtesy: PIB
Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Tuesday launched and eco friendly jute bag initiative in New Delhi to combat the threat of pollution by polythene bags, according to a Textiles Ministry press release.

Residents of Delhi now have a choice and can themselves restrict use of plastic bags by using eco-friendly, biodegradable and low-cost jute bags. Mother Dairy, National Jute Board (NJB) and Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL) have joined hands in this green venture, to provide attractive, low cost jute bags at the thousand-odd booths of Mother Dairy/Safal in Delhi – NCR.

The venture is promoted by NJB, bags are manufactured by BJEL and supplied to Mother Dairy for distribution at its booths.

Through this scheme, one can purchase one's daily requirement of perishables from reliable outlets of Mother Dairy and Safal, along with the option of buying environment friendly, attractive, low cost jute bags too. Available in the price range of Rs 25 to Rs. 35, these bags are strong, washable and can be used several times over, making them cost effective.

These bags are provided at Mother Dairy and Safal outlets by BJEL, a PSU under the administrative control of the Textiles Ministry.

Gangwar had launched Common Facility Centre Scheme of the National Lute Board on September 1, 2015 at Kolkata, under which 5 CFCs were to be set up. Out of the five CFCs, two CFC's at Hoogly & 24 Parganas are being run by BJEL under which different Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs)/ micro entrepreneurs manufacture Jute Diversified Products. The Mother Dairy jute bags will provide such WSHGs a regular market and sustained means of livelihood.

Mother Dairy has placed an initial order of 20,000 jute bags - 10,000 units each for Mother Dairy and Safal. Based on the response of residents of Delhi/NCR, repeat orders shall be placed. These bags are being supplied by BJEL on cost to cost basis; any profit earned in future will be passed on to the artisans and members of the WSHGs.

Gangwar urged the people of Delhi to make a smart choice by opting for the jute carry bags. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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