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Ministry to monitor jute purchase of BJMC

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Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka | 25 September 2019, 08:08AM

Ministry to monitor jute purchase of BJMC
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Ministry of Textile & Jute will monitor the jute purchase of the jute mills owned by Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC).

The ministry has formed 15 teams comprised of the senior officers of the ministry to ensure transparency, purchase of quality jute, to remove the corruptions and irregularities alleged to be held in the various jute purchasing centers of the country. These teams will work to purchase jute directly from the growers at an actual price in the current jute season.

These committees will visit the jute purchasing centers physically at least once in a month. The committees will oversee all the relevant information of the purchase including the rate, quality and also monitor the whole process. The committees will submit weekly reports of the jute purchase centers to the ministry.

If any problem arises at the centers regarding the purchase, the committees will give necessary instructions. If necessary they will inform the ministry.

It may be mentioned here that every year BJMC ensures the purchase of jute directly from the farmers at its own centers across the country. In the last jute season BJMC purchased jute at 98 centers. In the current season they are operating the purchase at 57 centers across the country.