All the functioning silk industries and
factories in Rajshahi industrial estate of Bangladesh Small and Cottage
Industries Corporation (BSCIC) are freed from any child labour at present.
The positive scenario has been revealed by members of a national
monitoring core committee of the Ministry of Labour and Employment after
visiting some of the silk factories here on Monday.
The committee members went round the silk manufacturing ventures and
factories like Lucky Weaving Silk Traders, Usha Silk, Sapura Silk, Adhunik
Silk Mills, Nadim Silk Industries, Khaza Ahmed Silk Industries and Rajshahi
After visiting the industries, Deputy Secretary of the ministry Mahbuba
Bilkish told journalists that not a single child works in the factories. “We
have visited the business establishments to see whether any children work or
not here,” she said, adding that the team members are happy over the
Deputy Secretary Faruque Ahmed, Senior Assistant Secretary Meer Mosharraf
Hossain and Commerce Ministry Officer Shamima Akter were the other three
members of the team.
Deputy Inspector General of Department of Inspection for Factories and
Establishments Mahfuzur Rahman, Divisional Director of the Department of
Labour and Manpower Enamul Haque, President of Bangladesh Silk Industries
Owners Association Liakat Ali and Labour Inspector Imran Hossain accompanied
the team members.
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