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
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.
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.