The Jatiya Sangsad has passed ‘The Jute Bill, 2017’ with a view to enacting a fresh jute law in Bengali through brining necessary amendments and revisions to the Jute (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983.
State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam moved the bill in the House for its passage. Later, the House adopted the bill unanimously by voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
Azam said the Jute Ordinance, 1962 was promulgated to provide licenses to jute traders and raw and refined
jute press owners, procuring statistics of jute trading and jute industries, authorizing trading of jute and jute goods in the domestic and international trade.
He added that the ordinance was amended in 1963, 1974 and 1983.
On February 14, 2013 the cabinet decided framing a jute law in Bangla language.