Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzak has instructed the scientists at Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) to transform their research into technology.
"If you can’t make it commercial then research will have no value. That is your challenge. The whole nation is looking forward to jute research scientists to bring back the golden heritage of jute.”
Agriculture Minister made the remarks while addressing during his surprise visit to the head office of on Wednesday.
BJRI Director General Dr. Md. Abdul Awal, Scientists and officials of BJRI greeted the minister. BJRI Scientists briefed Minister about their activities.
The minister said, “Once jute was given much importance as a cash crop. The importance of jute has not diminished yet. Recently, the private sector has been moving towards jute due to its multi-purpose use, thus increasing its importance. The Honorable Prime Minister is very interested in the jute sector.”
“Our future challenge is to raise the standard of living of the people. People need many more versatile foods to increase their quality of life, to increase their intelligence, and to increase their creativity.
The western world is still ahead in terms of discovery. Jute is a natural resource. Our climate conditions are so suitable for jute production, but we cannot use it. Textile division needs to be developed more. Results need to be enhanced.” Minister added.