Salt industry of Bd faces setback for unethical business

Salt industry of Bd faces setback for unethical business

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Dhaka, Nov 7 – The salt industry of Bangladesh is facing a tremendous set back in the recent years due to reasons like allowing to use the sodium sulphate as edible salt, importing finished salt in the name of sodium sulphate and dual policy on import duty by the concerned agencies, alleged salt industry owners on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference in the city, they claimed that undue practices are contributing to pushing the highly potential natural salt industry to the verge of collapse.
Bangladesh Labon Mill Malik Samity, the sole body of the country’s private sector salt production, import and supply sector, organized the press conference titled ” Market is flooded with harmful sodium sulphate: Local Industry is on the verge of collapse.”
President of Labon Mill Malik Samity Nurul claimed that more than 300 salt mills have already gone closed while around 1 lakh workers, involved in the sector is under threat to go unemployed because of the dual policy and negligence of BSCIC to the salt cultivators.
He demanded to impose a ban on import of sodium sulphate considering it’s harmful effect on the human body or to impose 100 percent customs duty on importing sodium sulphate, allowing the salt industry owners to import salt measuring the deficit in the market following the
demand. – Staff Reporter

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