Mohammad Shahidul Islam
School of Business, University of Information Technology and Sciences
Sheikh Kamal Ahmed
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Information Technology and Sciences. (UITS)
The worldwide awareness on environment is the reason for the opportunities of Jute, due to environment friendly characteristics. The study is to evaluate the impacts of Jute production on environment in Bangladesh. It is taken the data of Production Area, of Jute for 19 years of Bangladesh. The jutes increase the fertility of land, preserve the ozone layer by absorbing CO2 and clean the air by emitting O2. The jute is used as vegetable, geotextile, biogas, biodegradable products which have impact on the environment. The recommended issues are to use the scientific method of cultivation, to implement the law for using jute rather synthetic, to make jute policy, to enhance the application area of jute, to develop the awareness of Jute as environment friendly fibre, and to develop the research institutions etc.
Jute, Environment, CO2, O2, Fertility
- To review the existing literature to infer the impact of jute on environment in Bangladesh.
- To conduct the analysis of impacts of Jute on environment in Bangladesh.
- To provide the recommendations for development of jute production as a environment friendly plant in Bangladesh
Source of data: This paper is an analytical one. The secondary data are used to study. Secondary data were collected from the following Sources: International Jute Study Group, Bangladesh Jute Mills Association, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Bangladesh Economic Review, Books and Journal, Internet Website.
Sample design: It is taken the data of Production Area, of Jute for 19 years from the year 1991-92 to 2009-10 of Bangladesh. The contribution of jute on environment is taken from the article of ‘Dr. M. Mahbubul Islam (2011)’.
Analysis of data: The data have been analyzed with the help of different statistical techniques. The study has used percentage, mean, growth, etc. for analysis of data and drawing inferences.
Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol 2, No.5, 2012, Page: 24-31, ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online)
The protection of environment is a vital issue in the world. The demand of jute is raised for environment friendly features instead of synthetic fibres. This factor motivates to conduct this research for benefit to the country and the mankind as whole. The jute plants absorb average 7302.38 thousand tones CO2 from and emit 5309.91 tones O2 to the air per year and the trend of Co2 absorb and O2 emission is steady with fluctuating manner over the periods. The trend of Co2 absorbs and O2 emission is steady with fluctuating manner over the periods. The jute plants have average 956.38 thousand tone leaf and 423.4 thousand tone root per year which are rotten and mix with the soil. This increases the fertility of land by giving Urea, TSP, MP, Zipsum, Dolomite, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zink sulfate to the soil. The trend of leaf and root of Jute is steady over the periods with slight fluctuation. The jute is used as vegetable, geo-textile, biogas, biodegradable products which have impact on the environment. There are lots of scopes for future research in this economy and environment friendly issue.