JUTE DIVERSIFICATION PROGRAMME

 

In view of challenge faced from cheaper prices of synthetics substitutes, more thrusts

have been given on diversification of jute products.

 

Major aim of Diversification :- To enable jute based products to  make successful inroad in the Textiles Sector.

 

Thrust Areas of value-added diversified Jute Products :- Jute Handlooms and Handicrafts, Non-woven and Industrial Application, Jute Rigid Packaging, Decorative and Geo-Jute etc.

 

Intensive R & D efforts through various research institutes mainly funded by Govt. of India have resulted in remarkable breakthrough in product diversification . Prominent Products are :-

 

1.       Hydrocarbon free Jute Products for packing food grade products like cocoa, coffee, shelled nuts etc;

2.       Major R & D works in Dref Spinning System;

3.       Production of jute blended yarns with jute as the major componentóusing Jute/Viscose, Jute/Acrylic, Jute/Cottonójute  
          content varying from 60 to 70% by weight. Such yarns suitable for blankets, shawls, pullovers and as also thick dress
          materials;

4.       Production of fine blended yarns using Jute/Cotton, Jute/Silk, Jute/Wool etc. for apparel use Jute Content is 30-40%.

 


              Jute based fabrics used particularly in areas of furnishing, upholstery, carpets, blankets

              and other      home    textiles. R & D Institutions have developed Jute Reinforced

              Composites in the form of flexible, semi rigid sheet and rigid board to substitute 

              wood, timber, and plywood.

 


             UNDP jute programme has also facilitated diversification of jute sector by developing

             new technology,       promotion of employment opportunities by encouraging new

             entrepreneurs to set up production units and development of indigenous machine

             manufacturing sector . Some of the on-going projects are use of  jute for paper

             production , jute based needle-punched carpets, development of multi-component

             yarn from wool, jute and other fibres for floor coverings blankets and knitwear.

 

National Center for Jute Diversification (NCJD) is also providing infrastructural facilities

by way assisting entrepreneurs, artisans, designers, manufacturers, NGOs.

   

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