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Compatibility Of Improving Backward Linkage (Cotton Fiber Production) For Retaining Sustainable Readymade Garments (RMG) Sector In Bangladesh

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Md. Nur Uddin, Md. Abdur Rahim



Backward Linkage, Cotton Cultivation, Sustainable RMG Sector, Save imported cost.



Backward linkage of garments manufacturing is fabric which is produced by yarn and yarn is made of fibers. So the main root of RMG sector is fiber. Cotton is the major fiber crop. The textile industry of Bangladesh predominantly depends on imported cotton. Annual demand is approximately 7 million bales (480 lbs. or 218 kg per bale) where, Bangladesh produces only 0.16 million bales in a year, which is less than 3% of the total requirement in spite of being agriculture dependent country. RMG sector is being contributed more than 80% of the total export earnings. This study illustrates that how we can reduce dependency on imported cotton and save the partial import cost. To keep sustainable RMG sector, Bangladesh should cultivate cotton as well as reduce over dependency on imported cotton. In a year, more than $3 billion is being spent to import cotton. If we can produce 1 million of bales in 2,42,000 hectares of land then we can save about 12% of total import, along with $279 million can be saved.



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