West Bengal Government will now use 70% of jute made bags to package paddy. This was decided in a high-level meeting held at the State Secretariat, Nabanna.
Almost 40 lakh people in the State are directly or indirectly connected with jute. Last year, West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee had formed a committee of ministers to form a separate policy on jute.
This committee comprised state industry and commerce minister Dr Amit Mitra, food minister Mr Jyotipriya Mullick, agriculture minister Mr Purnendu Bose, labour minister Mr Malay Ghatak and the State jute commissioner.
Another committee has been formed in the meeting to procure jute bags for packaging of paddy. Such steps will be of much help to all the people connected to the jute industry in the State.