DHAKA, Nov 18, 2015 (BSS)- State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam today urged members of administration and law enforcers for strictly following the Mandatory Use of Jute Goods Packages Act 2010 for covering essential goods.
He said this at a meeting with officials of administration and law enforcers at his ministry’s conference room here.
Secretary to the ministry of textile and jute Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, additional secretary Mezbaul Islam, Director General of the department of jute Moazzem Hossain, and Dhaka divisional commissioner and high police officials were present.
Mirza Azam said the ministry is working hard following the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to implement the act.
The State Minister made it clear that any violation of this act would not be tolerated for the sake of the survival of the jute sector as well as the livelihood of the jute growers in the country.
If case of violation of the act, he said, not only fine, license and bank loan facilities would be canceled and Bangladesh Bank has already given necessary directives in this respect.
“The government would ensure compulsory use of jute bags for packaging essentials goods like paddy, rice, wheat, maize, fertiliser and sugar instead of plastic bags,” he said.