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Govt makes jute mandatory for packaging
19
Jun '10
Last week, the cabinet approved a draft bill that has urged compulsory usage of jute in packaging process of various products.

Abul Kalam Azad, Prime Minister's Press Secretary said that, the bill will soon be proposed in the Parliament for passage.

As per Jute and Textile Minister, Abdul Latif Siddiqui, following the passage of draft bill in the form of law, all government and non-government firms, who are in to manufacturing and distribution of food, sugar and agricultural raw materials such as seeds and fertilizers, have to pack their products in jute sacks.

With the cabinet's approval for the draft bill, 'Compulsory usage of jute for packaging of all products 2010, the same has come as a blessing for the jute sectors, following the Bangladeshi researchers decoding the genome of the natural fibre.

Latif also added that, the government has put in to affect, a project via the jute directorate, on how to cultivate more jute in minimal available land and to attain self-sufficiency in the manufacturing of quality seeds.

The project covers 100 Upazilas across 35 districts and about 5,000 farmers were trained. Short Message Service (SMS) was sent to all these farmers, cheering them to cultivate more jute. More so, government is also supporting the farmers to procure loans for agriculture purposes, averred Latif.

Currently, the jute ministry is working jointly with the LGRD and the communications ministry to streamline water sources by highways, so that, farmers cultivating jute plants, can carry out retting process.

Latif concluded by saying that, decoding of the jute genome will immensely help the jute sector thrive and therefore, thanked the parliament and the agriculture minister for co-operating with the team to decode the jute genome.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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