• For centuries, jute has been an integral part of culture of Bengal • Prior to the establishment of the first jute mill in 1855, handloom weavers used jute fibre to make twines, ropes, coarse fabrics for the poor, and also for fishing and for mooring vessels. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, jute attracted the attention of the British EAST INDIA COMPANY, which sent a consignment of jute samples to England in 1791 that were successfully spun by flax machinery
Role in Indian Economy
• The jute sector occupies an important place in the Indian economy. The jute industry provides direct employment to about 0.26 million workers, and supports the livelihood of around 4.0 million farm families. Presently it also contributes to exports to the tune of nearly Rs.10746 million. the Government of India has started the "Jute Technology Mission". This will benefit jute growersFor this mission, the Government approved a sum of Rs.5000 crore.
Top Ten Producers Of JUTE
Areas in India where JUTE is produced
• Jute Yarns
Jute Floor Coverings
Different range of dyed Jute Fabrics
Jute Wine Bags
Fashionable Costume Jewellery
• Organizations Organizations which control the Indian Jute Industry are as follows: National Centre for Jute diversification, Kolkata • Jute Manufacturers Development Council, Kolkata • National Jute Manufacturers Corporation • Jute Corporation of India Ltd., Kolkata • Birds jute & Exports Ltd. • Institute of Jute technology, Kolkata • Indian Jute Industries Research Association, Kolkata
• • • • • • • • Largest production of raw jute in the world Largets production of jute finished goods Environment friendly packaging material Availability of large scale skilled and cheap labor Availability of entrepreneurial skills Huge export potential of jute products...