Speakers call for flourishing cottage industry to create jobs for poor


RANGPUR, March 31, 2017 (BSS) – The cottage industry sector has been flourishing successfully creating jobs for the rural poor and producing quality handicraft products to cut poverty bringing dynamism to the rural economy.

The view was expressed on Thursday afternoon at inaugural ceremony of the 10 day ‘Textiles and Handicrafts Fair- 2017’ being organised by Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) at Public Library ground in the city.

The main objective of arranging the fair is to exhibit and create opportunity for selling of the quality products being produced by the local entrepreneurs creating competition in the markets and their linkage with traders and market operators.

Director (Marketing and Design) of BSCIC and Joint Secretary of the government Rezaul Karim attended the launching ceremony and formally inaugurated the fair by cutting ribbon as the chief guest.

With Deputy General Manager of BSCIC for Rangpur Khairul Alam Almazee in the chair, Acting Deputy Commissioner Sultana Pervin and Extension Officer of BSCIC for Rangpur Rahidul Islam Khan attended the function as special guests.

Forty stalls have been set up by private sector owners, entrepreneurs and organisations in the fair displaying readymade garments and other clothes, handicraft and hand-loom products produced in their local cottage industries and small-scale enterprises. Hundreds of people, including officials, teachers, students, young generations, youths, housewives, men, women, adolescents, professionals, civil society members and common people thronged the fair since the inaugural day.