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Diversification of Jute Fibres




India is the largest producer of jute goods in the World.  The Indian jute sector comprises organised jute industry as well as a large number of cottage units.  Both modern jute mills and traditional handlooms spin out high quality yarns and weave fine textured fabrics in exotic colours and designs.  After bleaching, dyeing and finishing the fibre and blending it with other natural and synthetic fibres the final product ensures total consumer satisfaction in terms of lustures, abrasion, resistance and aesthetic appeal.  

  Diversification of Jute Fibres

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Jute is a biodegradable product so it has proved to a dependable material for use an alternative to plastic and timber.  Technological advancement and continuous research finding by the textile research institutions has changed the profile of jute. Jute fibre being eco-friendly, annually renewable and abundantly available provides ample scope for its application in the manufacture of products for diverse use.  Utilization of jute for manufacture of market worthy products has opened up large opportunity.  

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In view of challenge faced from cheaper prices of synthetics substitutes, more thrusts have been given on diversification of jute products.  Now the thrust areas of value aided diversified jute products are :

  • Jute handlooms and handicrafts, non-woven and industrial applications, jute rigid packaging, reinforced plastic, composite jute, decorative and Geo-jute and other hundreds of products.
    Jute based fabrics used particularly in areas of furnishing, upholstery, blankets and other home textiles.  Prominent product through various research institutes are :
    Hydrocarbon free jute products for packing food grade products as food grade bags based on RBO Technology was developed by IJIRA fully conform the international standard.

  • Dref spining system technology was developed by R&D institutes.

  • Production of jute blended yarns with jute as the major component-using jute/Vis cose, jute/acrylic, jute/cotton was starlied.

  • Production of fine blended yarns using jute/ cotton, jute/ silk, jute/wool etc. was started with intensive R & D efforts.

UNDP and Govt. of India National jute program has faciliated diversification of jute sector by developed new technology.  The UNDP program provided west employment opportunities by encouraging new enterpreneurs to set up production units. National Centre for Jute Diversification, is a nodal agency for promotion of jute diversification through commercialisation of technologies.  NCJD creates awareness about jute, promoting market for jute diversified products, provides necessary raw material, design support, skill development training and other services.  NCJD operates various schemes to assist entrepreneurs, craft persons, artisans, buyers and NGOs in order to promote jute and jute diversified activities. Jute diversification activities are also promoted by IJIRA, Jute Manufactures Development Council, IJMA and other R&D institutes.

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