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Cottage industries create more employment

Flourishing of cottage and handloom

industries involving women entrepreneurs could create more employments to

enhance economic growth by cutting poverty to build a developed country.

The observation came at a discussion held to launch month-long 'Small and

Cottage Industries Fair- 2018' organised by 'Trinomul Nari Uddokta Society

(TNUS)' on Railway ground in Syedpur upazila town of Nilphamari on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Nilphamari Begum Nazia Shirin inaugurated the fair.

Inaugural session was presided over by General Secretary of Nilphamari

district unit of TNUS Jasmine Begum.

Syedpur upazila Chairman Moksedul Momin, President of Nilphamari unit of

Jatiya Mohila Sangstha Rabeya Alim, its Adviser Ruhul Alam master, Vice-

president Rasheda Akhter and Organising Secretary Fatematuzzohra addressed as

special guests.

The main objective of arranging the fair is to exhibit and create

opportunity for marketing of cottage and handicraft products produced by

rural women entrepreneurs and creating their linkage with traders and market


Private sector owners, male and female entrepreneurs, and different

organisations have set up 40 stalls on the fairground displaying various

handicrafts and handloom products produced in local cottage industries,

small-scale enterprises and industries.

The speakers said women entrepreneurs have been playing a vital role in

creating job opportunities for local unemployed female workforce.

They emphasised on providing more assistance to female entrepreneurs both

from the public and private sectors for flourishing the cottage and handloom

industries to boost rural economy.

The chief guest called upon the rural female entrepreneurs for availing

assistance provided by the government departments, banks and other financial

institutions to explore brighter prospect of women entrepreneurship.

She highly appreciated the TNUS for arranging the fair to introduce the

locally produced handloom garments, handicrafts and other cottage industry

products for expanding trade, business and commerce to flourish women

entrepreneurship in the district.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)