Bangladesh Handloom Board
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The Bangladesh Handloom Board was established in January 1978 by the government of Bangladesh. It is managed by the Ministry of Textiles and Jute. It oversees the work of 1.5 million individual handloom workers in Bangladesh. It works for the preservation of classical Bangladesh weaving techniques of Benaras Palli, Jamdani, and Muslin.
In 1981 it established a professional training institute for the use of handloom, in Narsingdi. In 2013 the Bangladesh Handloom Board Act was passed which made minor amendments to how often the board should meet.
To make overall development and expansion of handloom sector through improved technology and by improving the socio-economic condition of the weavers all over the country.
To develop the weavers as well as the handloom sector, following initiatives have been taken:
- To provide services to the weavers through the field level officers.
- Organize the handloom weavers by forming them into various groups and the different co- operative societies.
- To provide training in order to increase their efficiency and develop the quality of production of handloom fabrics and achieve the special technical skill.
- To provide working capital through micro-credit facilities.
- Rehabilitate the specialized Jamdani & Benarasi weavers of cluster villages.
- To create the marketing facilities of handloom fabrics.
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