Use of jute bags can bring back golden glory

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RAJSHAHI, March 7, 2019 (BSS) – Speakers here underscores for large-
scale promotion of jute sacks as effective means of revitalising the lost
glory of golden jute.

They viewed forging social resistance against use of plastic bags has
become an urgent need for protecting the environment from further
degradation. They also emphasised on wide-ranging promotion of jute bags
instead of the polythene bags.

Use of plastic bags by the wholesale traders, vegetable vendors and
other shops has been growing despite the ban on the use, production and
storing of the environment-harming plastic bags.

The observation came at a post-rally discussion for the compulsory use
of jute in packaging products held at the conference hall of Deputy
Commissioner Office here on Wednesday.

The District Administration and the Department of Jute jointly organised
the rally and discussion to mark the ‘National Jute Day- 2019’.
Government and non-government officials and owners of the paddy, rice and
automatic rice mills and businessmen attended the programmes.

Chaired by Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader the meeting was addressed,
among others, by Additional District Magistrate Alamgir Kabir, Deputy
Director of Department of Agriculture Extension Shamsul Haque, Project Head
of Rajshahi Jute Mills Engineer Ziaul Haque and Assistant Director of
Department of Jute Moriam Begum.

The discussants unanimously mentioned that the present government is
working sincerely to revive past glory of jute, the golden fibre of the
country, through boosting its production and demand both at home and abroad.

Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader said the used polythene bags
eventually find their ways into drains, canals, rivers, parks and streets
harming the environment.

He said mobile courts will be conducted against the use of plastic bags
to enforce the Mandatory Jute Packaging law 2010. He also urged the
participating businessmen to supplement the government agencies in this
regard.