July 3, 2019
Kalyan Banerjee speaks on the problems faced by the jute industry in Bengal
Sir, by the press release dated November 22, 2018, the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs has taken a decision to procure 100 percent jute bags for the purpose of the all safety sectors and 20 percent for sugar. This procurement has not been done. This is a Central Government decision.
The jute industries are really suffering and all jute industries, specially in West Bengal. In both the two districts of Hooghly and North 24 Parganas, at least 25 jute mills are there; they are suffering.
Through you, I have a request that the Ministry of Textile must implement this Cabinet decision, which has been taken for the purpose of procurement of jute bags from all the jute mills. Since no procurement is being made, 60 percent of the jute industries are closed down; lakhs and lakhs of jute workers have become unemployed. Therefore, this is my request that this step should be taken.