Using jute sacks made mandatory for rice millers after November 30
8 October 2015, Nirapad News: The government has made use of jute sacks mandatory for packaging rice after November 30. The decision was taken at a meeting with rice millers at the textile and jute ministry with state minister Mirza Azam in the chair.
A committee with representatives from Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and Bangladesh Jute Mills Employers’ Association (BJMEA) has also been formed to fix the price of the jute sacks and bags.
President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Abdul Matlub Ahmed, secretary of Textile and Jute Ministry M Farid Uddin Ahmed and representatives of BJMC and BJMEA attended the meeting.
“The rice mill owners will ensure the use of environment-friendly jute bags and sacks in packaging rice after November 30,” the state minister for textile and jute told reporters after the meeting.
He said the decision of making use of jute bags and sacks mandatory would be helpful for protecting environment while using of jute bags and sacs would benefit jute farmers.
Earlier, the state minister said that the government would ensure compulsory use of jute bags for packaging six essentials goods including paddy, rice, wheat, maize, fertilizer and sugar after October 25.
It was also decided that a week-long drive to stop use of polythene bags and create awareness about the bad impact of polythene and benefit of using jute goods would begin October 25.