The Government has undertaken a plan to facilitate promotion of every district’s traditional products by providing entrepreneurs with necessary support, said a source in the commerce ministry today.
As part of the plan the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) has undertaken a project titled ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP).
“We should not only go for big businesses but also explore the potentials of other traditional products…our handicraft industry is now on the verge of extinction,” Commerce Minister Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan told BSS.
Khan said the main objective of the project is to ensure entrepreneurs’ to have greater access to the markets at home and
Referring to papor’s potential for export to the United Kingdom , he said, of late a number of papor producers from Dinajpur were imparted training on production of different varieties of papor.
During the training, he said, the papor producers met a UK buyer who runs a chain of stores serving 1000 restaurants there.