Strict enforcement of Jute Packaging Act stressed

9 October, 2018 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion here on Monday stressed the need for strict using of Jute Packaging Act to flourish its industry along with protecting environment from pollution, reports BSS.

They also called for conducting combing operation against polythene use for successful execution of the act that made the use of jute bags in packing food stuff and farm produces mandatory.

They came up with the observation while addressing a meeting on “Present Situation of Jute and Jute Industries in Bangladesh and Way Forward” at a city restaurant.

Jute Protection Committee and Paribartan, a local organisation, jointly organized the meeting in association with action aid.

General Secretary of Workers

Party of Bangladesh Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, addressed the meeting as the chief guest with President of Shaw Unnayan Mustafizur Rahman Khan in the chair.

Executive Director of Sachetan Hasinul Islam, Director of Barndra Unnayan Prochesta Foyzullah Chowdhury and Director of Paribartan Rashed Ibney Obayed also spoke.

During his keynote presentation, Khaled Hossain, General Secretary of the jute protection committee, gave an overview of the country’s jute and jute industries condition.

Speakers said the district administrations and others concerned should work together for strict using of successful Jute Packaging Act.

Badsha said the present government has adopted all-out measures to maintain demand and supply of jute bags.

If anyone tries to create artificial crisis of the bags he or she must be brought to book instantly.

According to jute packaging act, paddy, rice, wheat, maze, fertilizer and sugar must be packaged in jute bags.

If anyone can violate the act for using non-degradable synthetics to package commodities, he or she must be faced a maximum one year jail or fine Tk 50,000 or both