Economics and Business
ISSN 2775-9237 (Online)
Published: 30 September 2019
Exploring Silent Negligence of Jute - The Golden Fiber of Bangladesh: A Historical Perspective
Mohammad Muzahidul Islam
Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh
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Keywords: Jute, Golden fiber, British-India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
The present study investigated development and structure of jute sector before and after independence of Bangladesh. The paper also examined the overall situation, major changes, policies of jute history and exploring its potentiality. This research conducted content analysis of historical information, few key informants interviews as well as evaluation of scholar’s opinions. Besides these, a wide array of sources were also reviewed such as government performance reports, documents, records, books and articles published by government, report of donor agencies and international organizations such as International Jute Study Group (IJSG), World Bank (WB), as well as research findings of individual researchers. As jute is a pro-environmental, reusable and biodegradable products, its demand is increasing and getting popularity day by day to the environmental concern customers, policy makers, researcher and eco-entrepreneurs. To conclude, diversified jute products and jute based SMEs might be a way out to revive the golden fiber sector in Bangladesh.
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