The golden color is a favorite of people. I also like the golden color. Also, you may hear about the pride of Bangladesh which is named golden fibers. Yes, I say about jute, which is so-called. Jute industries in Bangladesh play a vital role in the economy of the country.
Jute is a vegetable fiber that can be spun into different types of jute cloth and decorative products when it brought much-needed foreign currency to the impoverished nation. However, it lost its luster after synthetic materials like polythene and plastics were introduced in the 1980s.
Jute Industries In Bangladesh
Once upon a time, it was the principle of exporting goods of Bangladesh, most foreign currencies were earned from this sector before liberation, and it was sold as raw and finished goods. Not only its golden color but also its currency earning gives it’s so named. The environment of Bangladesh is suitable for cultivating it. Bangladeshi farmers cultivated jute with happiness but what is the present situation?
After the liberation war of Bangladesh, this sector starts to lose its past position. Day by day it was denied by different governments. The different governments took different policies for which this sector becomes unstable. To the lack of good policy, it is now in such a worst position. So, it is the demand of time to know about the history of jute industries in Bangladesh.
A good governmental policy can bring this sector into its glorious position. I hope all the political parties will give emphasis on this sector in fact they are elected by the vote of the people.
We know that jute is a natural fiber for this reason it is not harmful like other synthetic fibers to the environment. Once time people have used jute goods for their daily uses. But when synthetic goods come into people’s hands, they started to use them instead of natural fiber-made goods.
Different jute goods are available in the market such as bags, sacks, CVC, etc. Also, different types of Geotextiles are made from this jute. In China, they blend jute with cotton fiber to produce yarn which is used to make different cloth which is chief in price. I will discuss this in my next blog.
Jute product is produced in jute mills. Two types of jute mills are available one is called twine mills which produce only yarn and export it other one is called jute composite mills where both yarn and finished goods are produced.
Here most of the jute mills are powered by the private sector. There is a government corporation called Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC). There are about 26 jute mills that are now run by BJMC. Millions of people are involved in this sector. So government should consider it before taking any harmful decisions. I will elaborate on it in my next post.
However, this sector has a great future if everyone takes proper care of jute and jute goods.