Jute industry is currently one of the major heavy industries in Bangladesh , which is the single largest industry during the British rule and during the Pakistani period . Bangladesh currently controls most of the world's foreign export earnings of jute and jute products, accounting for about 75% of the total world market.
Although jute has been cultivated in the area since the British rule, the first jute mill was established in Narayanganj in mid-1951; The name of this privately run mill was Bawa Jute Mill. Adamji Jute Mill, the largest jute mill in Asia, was later established in the same area; And in the years that followed, a number of industrial factories sprang up, numbering 18 in 1980 and 65 in 1981.
In addition to raw jute, the products produced from jute include yarn, rope, sack, sack, tea, bag, wrapper, fiber, food etc.
The jute industry was started in Bangladesh on the banks of the Shitalakshya river in Narayanganj and later other establishments were established in its vicinity. Dhaka, Khulna and Chittagong - its foundations are spread over these three main areas.