Bangladesh Governments working to set up a “Jamdani Village” and “Benarasi Village,” while plots are being allocated for small weavers in Narayanganj in addition to taking a project to set up a “Weaving Village” at Shibchar in Madaripur and Janjira in Shariutpur said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the National Council 2017 of Bangladesh Tanti League in the capital’s Krishibid Institution Auditorium. Hasina urged the successors of the weaving industry to carry on the rich tradition and called for modernising and enriching the country’s weaving industry, assuring that her government will continue all-out support for the industry.
She added that they have already got the patent for Jamdani, now they will have to develop it further and publicise it worldwide. Their silk, Benarasi and cotton sarees will surely develop, if all pay due attention. Urging the people, especially the males, to wear clothes made by local weavers, she said that she also buys clothes made of Khaddar which are also very beautiful. The clothes made of Khaddar are very comfortable and suitable to their weather. … they want that their traditions (muslin, Khaddar) get back the lost glory and stressed the need for improving training of weavers.
Highlighting various steps taken for the welfare of the weaving and the handloom industries in January 2017, Hasina said that Tk 49,26,000 were distributed among some 142 weavers, while a project worth Tk 41.55 cr was taken to set up a fashion design and a textile institute, and a basic centre.