Boosting yarn production can revitalise Bangladesh silk sector
today Feb 19, 2019
Boosting yarn production in Bangladesh could help revitalise the silk sector, apart from meeting domestic demand, said panellists at a discussion in Rajshahi recently.
Textile and jute secretary Mijanur Rahman said support and inputs like disinfected eggs, high-yielding mulberry plants, marketing facilities and soft loans should be provided to silk farmers.
Rahman said that sericulture, a labour-intensive agro-based industry, was ideally suited to the socioeconomic condition of the country and the sector covered both agriculture and industry, according to Bangladeshi media reports.
Several silk-related projects had already been started and a project to identify land for silk farming has been initiated, he said.
He said two state-owned silk factories could be restarted in phases that would create jobs for about 10,000.
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