Industries Minister Dilip Barua on Sunday said the National Handicraft Policy will get the formal approval in October, which is expected to help produce import-substitute products in the country.
“The policy is being formulated to enhance the capacity of rural women through unleashing their potentials in artistry,” he said.
The Industries Minister said those involved in handcraft will be given financial support and support for marketing their products under the policy.
Barua said this at an inter-ministerial meeting on the draft Handicraft Policy at Shilpa Bahaban. Barua presided over the meeting.
Industries Secretary Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, additional secretary GM Joinal Abdein Bhuiyan and representatives from ministries concerned, Bangladesh Bank, FBCCI, Export Promotion Bureau, Board of Investment and Banglacraft were also present.
Earlier, a committee led by Joinal Abedin Bhuiyan was formed to finalise the draft of the policy. The committee has been asked to submit its report by September 30.