Friday, 19 August, 2022
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Jamdani purchasing capacity increases: Minister

Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Monday said consumers purchasing capacity have been increased to buy ‘costly’ Jamdani significantly for their dearest one thanks to rapid country’s GDP growth.   

The minister made the remark at the launching ceremony of Jamdani boutique 'Tanaporen'.

Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi inaugurated the Jamdani boutique, 'Tanaporen' that is a combination of Jamdani sarees and products.

The Jamdani boutique is promoted by Sheva's Sustainable Enterprise Project, in partnership with PKSF and the World Bank, to help weavers and entrepreneurs involved in the jamdani industry as they get a fair price and to bring the products to the premium market by establishing market linkages, said a press release.

Tanaporen was opened at Gulshan in the capital with the aim of advancing the weaving industry under the patronage of weavers.

 Tarabo Municipality Mayor Hasina Gazi, PKSF Managing Director Dr Nomita Haldar, Sheva Nari O Shishu Kalyan Kendra Executive Director Sayeeda Roxana Khan, Jamdani expert Chandra Shekhar Shaha and many other business leaders were also present at the inauguration ceremony.

Hasina Gazi said, " I often visit Jamdani Palli and see the work of weavers up close. I am thankful to Tanaporen and all the people who are involved with this organisation for thinking about the miseries of weavers and taking this great initiative."

Namita Haldar said, "I am delighted to see our long-term plan implemented and transformed into a boutique. This initiative of Tanaporen for the well-being of the weavers is certainly commendable."

Award-winning weaver, Siddique, said, "We have been involved in Jamdani weaving for the last ten to twelve years. We are working to bring back the tradition of the Jamdani saree that was designed 150-200 years ago. We will go further if the support of boutiques like Tanaporen is by our side.