Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: September 27, 2016 , 9:06 pm | Category: TOP NEWS
Dhaka, Broadcasting News Corporation :State minister for textiles and jute Mirza Azam Tuesday said the government would start a special drive soon to ensure appropriate uses of environment-friendly jute sacks for the preservation and transportation of essential commodities like paddy, rice, wheat, maize, fertilizer and sugar.
He said instructions have already been conveyed to the law enforcers to strictly implement the relevant law of 2010 that upholds provision for imprisonment, fine, cancellation of license and bank credit facilities in violation of it.
“This time, equal emphasis would be given for both punishments– fine and imprisonment– for violation of the law,” said the minister at a function in the city today.
The concerned law keeps a provision of Taka 50,000 as fine and a maximum of one-year jail term for violation of the law, according to an official handout of the ministry.
It said the special drive would be an addition of the mobile courts being conducted at divisional, district, upazila and thana levels. The regular drive has also brought some tangible results as the uses of jute sacks have become more visible at different levels.
However, a good number of wholesalers, super shops, institutes and groceries are still using the plastic bags instead of jute sacks for packaging and transporting such commodities in violation of the law, the handout added. “This needs to be stopped,” Azam instructed.
Divisional commissioners and district commissioners have been instructed to strengthen their monitoring and mobile court operations at their respective areas to compel all concerned to use jute sacks for the said purposes.
NEWS COLLECTED FROM BSS.