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    Bureau of Indian Standards
    Centre Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fabrics
    Export Inspection Agency
    Gunny Traders Association (GTA)
    Indian Jute Industries Research  Association (IJIRA)
    Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA)
    Institute of Jute Technology 
   Jute Manufactures Development Council (JMDC)
    Kolkata Jute Fabrics Shippers Association
    National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD)
    National  Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT)
    National Jute Board of India
    National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd.(NJMC)
    Office of Development Commissioner (Handloom)
    Office of Jute Commission (Ministry of Textile)
    The Directorate of Jute Development
    The East India Jute & Hessian Exchange Ltd. 
    The Jute Baler's Association
    The Jute Corporation of India (JCI)
    The Lagan Jute Machinery Co. Ltd.
    The International Jute Study Group (IJSG)
    Bangladesh Jute Research Institute
    Nepal Jute Mills Association (NJMA)

    Bureau of Indian Standards

    The Bureau of Indian Standards, empowered through a legislative Act of the Indian Parliament, known as the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986, operates a product certification scheme, and has till date granted more than 30 000 licenses to manufacturers covering practically every industrial discipline fro m Agriculture to Textiles to Electronics. The certification allows the licensees to use the popular ISI Mark, which has become synonymous with Quality products for the Indian and neighboring markets over the past more than 40 years. The Bureau's predecessor, the Indian Standards Institution began operating the product certification Scheme in 1955. Presently more than 17000 licenses are in operation covering about 1100 products.
   The BIS product certification scheme is essentially voluntary in nature, and is largely based on ISO Guide 28, which provides general rules for third party certification system of determining conformity with product standards through initial testing and assessment of a factory quality management system and its acceptance followed by surveillance that takes into account the factory Quality management system and the testing of samples from the factory and the open market. All BIS certification is carried out on Indian Standards, which have been found amenable to product certification. A sizable number of Indian Standards have however, been harmonised with ISO/IEC Standards and some are dual numbered as IS/ISO or IS/IEC Standards. 
  Although, the scheme itself offers voluntary licensing, the Government of India, on considerations of public health and safety, and mass consumption has enforced mandatory certification on various products through Orders issued from time to time under various Acts. While the Bureau continues to grant licenses only on application, the enforcement of compulsory certification is done by the notified authorities. Given later in this document is a list of items brought under mandatory certification, together with the corresponding Indian Standard Number, and the authorities responsible for enforcing the orders. For all other products, the manufacturer is permitted to self certify the products after ascertaining its conformity to the Standard licensed for. Through its surveillance operations, the Bureau maintains a close vigil on the quality of goods certified.
  The BIS Product Certification Scheme is open to manufacturers in all countries without discrimination.  While a licence can be granted for any Indian Standard specifying product characteristics, which is amenable to certification, the broad areas of technologies now under certification are: 1.Textiles   2.  Chemicals and Pesticides  3.  Rubber and Plastic products   4.  Cement and concrete products 5. Basic metals and fabricated metal products  6.   Machinery and equipment   7. Electrical, electronics and optical equipment 8. Automotive components 9.   Agriculture, food, beverages and tobaccos  10.   Leather products  11.  Wood products 12. Paper and pulp products  13.  Testing instruments  14.   Building materials etc.


    Centre Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fabrics
The Central Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fibres (CRIJAF) formerly known as Jute Agricultural Research Institute (JARI) started functioning after the partition of India in 1947. CRIJAF deals with White Jute (Tita pat): Corchorus capsularis L. Tiliaceae; Tossa Jute (Mitha pat): Corchorus olitorius L. Tiliaceae; 
Mesta/Kenaf (Patsan): Hibiscus cannabinus L. Malvaceae; Roselle (Patwa): Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Malvaceae; Sunnhemp (San): Crotalaris juncea L. Papilionaceae; Ramie (Rheha): Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaud. Urticaceae; Sisal/Agave (Sisal): Agave sislana Perr. Ex Engelm. Agavaceae and Flax (Alsi): Linum usitatissimum L. Linaceae. At that time India's own production of raw jute was far too low to meet the needs of her jute mills. Emphasis was therefore laid on expansion of jute area on one hand and on developing high yielding varieties on the other. Within a short time CRIJAF scientists could release a number of high yielding strains and vastly improve their production technologies.
   By 1960-61 India was able to produce enough jute and mesta not only to cater all the mills but also to export raw jute in the world market. Since then the productivity of jute fibre increased progressively from 
less then 10.0 bales per hectare in 1950s to about 20.0 bales per hectare in 1990s. This remarkable achievement was possible only due to the phenomenal efforts made by the scientists of CRIJAF in various disciplines like Plant Breeding and Genetics, Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Soils, Pathology, Entomology, Extension and other ancillary departments.
  Its other works area are: (i) Improvement of jute and allied fibre crops like mesta,  sunnhemp,  ramje, sisal and flax for yield and quality. (ii) Improvement of jute and allied fibre crops for biotic and abiotic stresses. 
(iii) Development of economically viable and sustainable production technology and cropping systems with 
jute and allied fibre crops. (iv) Development of proper post-harvest technology for improving the quality of fibre.

  Export Inspection Agency
To fix up standard of the quality product and providing technical guidance on ISO  certification. 
 Address :  14/1B, Ezra Street,  Kolkata - 700001
 Phone:      25-2651-56  Fax - 91-33-3377459


  Gunny Traders Association (GTA)
The Gunny Trades Association is the largest Association in Kolkata and controls practically the whole gunny market.  The Gunny Trades Association was established in 1925 as a non-profit sharing company.  Today, there are 666 members of this Association including gunny merchants, dealers, shippers, jute mills and jute brokers.  The main object of this Association is to regulate the business in manufactured jute goods and to arbitrate in matter of dispute relating to this trade.
 Gunny Trades Association, an institution of  75 years old has a glorious past.  One of the main function of the Association is the maintenance of a list of approved jute mills.  The Association review the approved list once in a every six months in consultation with the Kolkata Jute Fabrics Shippers Association.
 A daily Price Bulletin publication by Gunny Trades Association is regularly subscribed and  consulted by a large number of trades, buyers, commission agents, jute mills, sugar mills, food procuring agents like FCI, NAFED etc.. This price Bulletin is an authentic and reliable source of information and data relating jute goods. 
The major function of Gunny Trades Association is its interpretation/definition of any contentious/ controversial, rules/laws relating to taxes, quality standards and Govt. orders which are well-respected by all the authorities.  The Association is very helpful in adjusting controversies and disputes amongst its members and between other party and the member.  The Association is member of several Federations and chambers of commerce, Kolkata and Merchants' chamber of commerce, Kolkata affiliated to the India. 
The present president of GTA is Shri Viswanath Gupta.
 Address:  5, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarani, Kolkata - 700001, West Bengal
 Phone:    220-3233

   Indian Jute Industries Research  Association(IJIRA)
IJIRA is a Premier Institution on research and development of Jute and allied fibers in India.  It was established by the jute industry in 1937 and founded by Government of India. IJIRA is an Autonomous Co-operative Research Laboratory under the patronage of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The Industrial  members of IJIRA and other Associated members from decentralised Production units /agencies pay subscriptions annually. IJIRA  is managed  by a Council of Management including  the representative of Jute Mills, Government of India, Promotional Bodies and eminent Professionals /Professors /Technocrats. 
   IJIRA  is a premier national institution on jute and allied fibres equipped with the state of art pilot plants, advanced testing equipment.  It concentrates mainly on basic and industrial research and development. technical services to jute mills, consultancy and testing services to jute mills.  Now it added eco-testing facilities in its regional centres.
  IJIRA  is developed new technologies in yarn and fabric manufacture, chemical processing and jute products development.  Technology transfer and training to core sector and decentralised sector and field trails/experimentation etc. for the betterment of jute industry are also its main job.
R&D ACTIVITIES in Jute Fibre 
1. Upgradation of Jute Fibre by Enzyme Treatment has been completed and implemented in 22 jute mills. Enzyme production plant is producing enzyme and it is being distributed to the industry for their commercial trials. IJIRA has earned Rs. 7 lakhs during the year from this consultancy. 
2. Project trials of JRC 321 have been completed with (i) conventional jute spinning system; (ii) fine yarn ring spinning system, (iii) blends; (iv) DREF; and (v) Wrap spinning technology. The quality and productivity of yarn from this jute fibre has improved. Farmers have been advised for large-scale cultivation of this jute fibre – JRC 321. 
3. Steam Explosion Technology for Jute – Pilot mill trials at IAF, Germany and spinning trials in India with conventional jute spinning, fine yarn ring spinning, blended yarn spinning in cotton system, open-end spinning trials have been completed. All these trials have shown promising results in producing very fine yarn and blends with cotton, acrylic and polyester etc. The quality and productivity of yarn has also improved considerably. 
The project was sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Rs. 29 lakhs was sanctioned for this purpose from the Special Jute Development Fund. Fabrication of the pilot mill equipment has been completed and installed in NJMC Unit Kinnison at Calcutta. In Phase II commercial trials will be conducted. 
4. RBO (Rice Bran Oil) Technology for production of Food grade jute bags. In order to meet the expanding global market of food grade jute bags IJIRA has developed a new batching oil as an eco-friendly fibre lubricant based on Rice Bran Oil (non-edible, grade II) for processing of jute and allied fibres, which is totally safe for producing jute bags coming in contact with food. In other words RBO Technology is a market driven eco-friendly process technology. 
 Contact:  Director : Professor (Dr.) K. Jayachandran (Director)
 Phone: 91-33-4784615,4619, Fax: +91-33-4784621
 E Mail: ijira@giascl01.vsnl.net.in             
 Web site: http://www.ijira.com

  Indian Jute Mills Association(IJMA)
The representative body of the Indian Jute Industry at Kolkata (W.B.).
  Address :  6, Netaji Subhas Road,  Kolkata - 700001
  Phone:      2220-9918, Fax - 91-33-2220-5643


   Institute of Jute Technology 

 The Institute of Jute technology (IJT), established on 20th February, 1947 and jointly founded by University of Calcutta and Indian Jute Mills' Association with the main object of imparting knowledge of jute technology and training of students, has since been running as an autonomous educational institute (Registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961) at No 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 019 in the State of West Bengal India is governed by a Governing Council. The Institute is receiving grant-in-aid from Jute Manufacturers Development Council (JMDC) with the approval of Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. 


  The objects for which the said Society is established are : 
 a) To impart knowledge of Jute technology through course of instruction and promote research and other scientific work connected with jute trade industries and trades and industries allied with or accessory thereto in all branches of the engineering and technology pertaining to jute fibres, jute fabric, jute finished fabrics using 100% jute and jute blended fabrics; to establish and maintain laboratories, workshops and conduct experiments therein;
b) To prepare students for examination leading to award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions of the University of Calcutta, West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, All India Council of Technical Education and other academic authorities.
  Institute at present offers a regular 4-year B.Tech (Jute & Fiber Technology) Degree Course in line with the all India pattern for engineering degree courses. The degree is being awarded by the University of Calcutta. Institute has recently introduced a regular 4 Semester M.Tech. course in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) under the University of Calcutta. The institute also offers two regular courses, popularly known as Junior Level Supervisory (JLS) courses, one on spinning and other on weaving, each with a duration of 3 months. These courses are meant for the persons working in jute mills in supervisory capacity for a long time but do not have any formal technical education.
 The Institute not only organises training programmes for Jute Mill Sector but also caters to the need for HRD of the Decentralised Jute Sector which gradually occupying an important role in the area of jute diversification. 
  The Institute of also offers testing, inspection and technical services both to the centralised and decentralised sectors of the jute and allied Industries. The faculty members of the institute also carry out in-house and sponsored applied research projects.  The Institute of Jute Technology has three buildings : Main Building, Mill Block and New Building with a covered area of 8,140 sq.m. 


  Jute Manufactures Development Council (JMDC)
Jute Manufacturers Development Council (JMDC) is the national agency for promotion of Indian Jute under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.  JMDC was created by an act of Indian Parliament in the year 1983.  The Council's body is composed of Jute experts, producers and exporters of Jute products, growers of Jute, person engaged in production of Jute goods, different departments of Government of India and local governments of Jute growing states chaired by the secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. JMDC's   prime objective is to provide better marketing of jute product, although it is engaged in several multi-dimentional activities regarding jute. The main functions of JMDC are given below:
Domestic Market Development

  • Promoting arrangements for better marketing and sale of jute.

  • Organisation of domestic exhibitions and sales.

  • Collaboration with the apex state and central marketing agencies and jointly organising show rooms, exhibition etc.

  • Holding of seminars, workshops and live demonstration.

  • Grant of financial support to jute training institutions.

  • Running of promotional offices.

    Export Market Development

  • Implementation of External Market Assistance (EMA) scheme.

  • Providing trade intelligence services to the manufacturer exporter.

  • Partnership in the specialised trade shows and fairs.

  • Sponsoring of market exploratory mission.

  • Organisation of buyer-seller meets.

  • Commissioning of product specific and market specific studies.

  • Carrying out of publicity and promotional campaigns.  Release of informative 

  • Running of common textiles promotional offices a strategic cities abroad.

    Promotional Activities of JMDC in India 
  JMDC organised nearly 37 events in the form of jute fairs, Bag fairs, Carpet fair, Handloom Expo, Mela and seminar in different prominent cities of India between April 2000 to March 2001. JMDC publishes Indian jute a quarterly news letter and a half yearly statistical Bulletin.
 JMDC  is an associate member of Textile Bag and Packaging Association. JMDC has proposed the introduction a three year External Market Assistance (EMA) scheme for the export of jute goods and diversified jute products, effective from April 1, 2002.  The existing EMA is valid till March 31, 2002.  Under the proposed EMA scheme, the JMDC suggested that nine jute items eligible for varying EMA rates be allowed a uniform rate of 5 percent, barring yarn which has been excluded.  The scheme will be subject to review after the expiry of three years. 
  Address: 3A Park Plaza, 71 Park Street, Kolkata -700016
  Phone:    217-2107, 226-3438, 217-2540,  Fax: 217-2456     

 E-Mail:    jmdcindia@vsnl.com , jmdc@jute.com

   Kolkata Jute Fabrics Shippers Association   
The representative body of the Indian shippers of jute goods.
   Address :   4, India Exchange Place (7th Floor),  Kolkata - 700001
   Phone:       220 7763 , Fax - 91-33-220 5103

  National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD)
To Promote entrepreneurs through training & technology transfer.
  Address:  ICMARD Building (8th Floor),  Block 14, CIT Scheme 7(M)
                 Ultadanga, Kolkata - 700067
  Phone:     2351-3269/3373,  Fax - 91-33-2351 3270

  National  Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT)
The Indian Central Jute Committee constituted by the Government of India on the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Agriculture in 1936 took necessary steps to set up Jute Technological Research Laboratories in Calcutta with a view to improving the quality of jute fibre and technology for manufacturing jute products. The institute under the name of Jute Technological Research Laboratories was officially opened on 3 January, 1939 at Regent Park. 
  Later the institute flourished with multifarious dimensions leading to the centralised administrative control under the auspices of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research as a constituent unit. Initially the research in the institute was concentrated mainly on technological aspect of jute fibre. After the partition of India in 1947, efforts were initiated to identify the substitute fibres of jute and several natural fibres having potential textile uses like ramie, sisal, pineapple, mesta, roselle, banana etc. came into prominence. The institute carried out extensive work on physics, chemistry, biology, technology and engineering aspect of these fibres.  Attempts were made to find diversified application of jute fibre such as usage of waste jute constituting the short, unspinnable fibres for manufacturing nonwoven products. Blending of jute with other natural and synthetic fibres opened a new avenue for producing various diversified jute products with decorative high value yarns. At the same time an integrated approach was adopted by utilizing the whole 
jute plant for making pulp & paper. Studies were also carried out on jute seeds and leaves, which have the potential to be used as raw material for edible oil and pharmaceutical industries. 
   Adress:  Indian Couscil of Agricultural Research
                 12, Regent Park, Kolkata 700040
   Phone:    471 0192,  Fax - 91-33-6569874

  National Jute Board of India
The National Jute Board, a Statutory Body set up by the National Jute Board Act, 2008 Act No.12 of 2009 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India has commenced operation with effect from the 1 April 2010. The Board has been constituted by merging the two organizations, Jute Manufactures Development Council (JMDC) - a Statutory Body set up by Jute Manufactures Development Council Act 1983 and the National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD) - a Society set up by the Central Government and registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. These two organizations have legally ceased to be existent with effect from the 1 April 2010. All future communications meant for JMDC and NCJD may now be addressed to:
Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
3 A&B, Park Plaza, 71, Park Street, Kolkata — 700 016
Fax: 033-2217 2456:  E-mail: jute@njbindia.com

    National Jute Manufactures Corporation Ltd.(NJMC)
Apex body for management of all nationalised jute mills.
    Address:  Chartered Bank Buildings
                   4, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata - 700001
    Phone :    220 6121, Fax - 91-33-220 5103
   Office of Development Commissioner (Handloom)
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   Office of Jute Commission (Ministry of Textile)
To advice Government and the jute industry and trade on allies matters relating to the development of jute industry and to implement the government policies.
   Address:   20B, Abdul Hamid Street, Kolkata - 700069
2248 6451,    Fax - 91-33-2489658
   The Directorate of Jute Development
To look after the development of raw jute cultivation and application of scientific methods of cultivation both at micro and macro levels.
   Address :  Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India
                      234/4 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700020

The East India Jute & Hessian Exchange Ltd. 
  Recognised association to regulate forward trading in raw jute and jute goods.
    Address :  43, Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata -700001
    Phone:       2220-6118
    The Jute Baler's Association  
 Recognized association in developing and trading of raw jute at Kolkata (W.B.).
 Address :  12, Indian Exchange Place,  Kolkata - 700001
 Phone:      2220-2805

    The Jute Corporation of India (JCI)
Jute Corporation of India is a Government organisation. To ensure minimum support price to the jute growers and to act as raw jute price stabilizing agency.
  Address :   1, Shakespeare Sarani,  Kolkata - 700071
  Phone:         2282-8831 ,     Fax - 91-33-2826938

  The Lagan Jute Machinery Co. Ltd.
Lagan Jute Machinery Company Limited, is now known as the Lagan Engineering Company Limited. A perennially loss-incurring venture, its fortunes were revived after management control was transferred to a 
Kolkata-based private player, Murlidhar Ratanlal Exports Limited (MREL).
   A company established in 1955 by James Mackie and Sons of Ireland, it was taken over by the government in 1978 owing to huge losses. In 1987, the company became a fully owned subsidiary of Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Limited (BBUNL) but when even that failed to turnaround the company, 74 per cent stake and management control were finally divested by the Centre to MREL in June 2000. From a net worth of Rs 5 crore as on March 31, 1998, the net worth of the company now stands at Rs 8.19 crore. Under government control, the company registered an all-time high loss of Rs 1.04 crore in 1997-98, and continued to make losses after that — until the divestment. 
  After MREL stepped in, the company made a profit for the first time in six years. A company that only manufactured spinning and drawing frames for the jute industry has now diversified its product line to include state-of-the-art spreader cards, breaker cards, and other machines  have been in great demand 
in the new jute mills emerging in the country, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. The company has spent over Rs 5 crore in the last two years on research and development. At the same time, old machines have been replaced with cutting-edge computerized ones, Electronic Resource Planning (ERP) has been introduced in planning and managing materials and production. The company is now producing machines with 50 per cent more productivity and exporting them to countries like Bangladesh, Egypt and Kenya. 
    The director of MREL, Sanjay Kajaria is closely associated with the progress of LECL. Looking into the future, he says: “Lagan is hoping to invest a greater amount in the R&D of jute machines with the active participation of the government. We expect that if the government expedites its schemes of machinery development, then such a project will get a headstart.” Lagan is also in the process of setting up a Centre of Excellence for Jute, under the National Jute Policy of the central government. 

The International Jute Study Group(IJSG)
The International Jute Study Group (IJSG) is an intergovernmental body set up under the aegis of UNCTAD to function as the International Commodity Body (ICB) for Jute, Kenaf and other Allied Fibres. The International Jute Study Group (IJSG) the legal successor to the erstwhile International Jute Organisation (IJO), was established to administer the provisions and supervise the operations of the Agreement establishing the Terms of Reference of the International Jute Study Group, 2001. The IJSG formally entered into force on and from 27 April 2002 with the completion of the process of Definitive Acceptance/Acceptance by the Governments of Bangladesh, India, Switzerland, and the European Community representing its all member countries. 
  IJSG aims at improving/developing the global jute sector & its economy with the following objectives: 
1.  To provide an effective framework for international co-operation, consultation and policy development;
2.  To promote the expansion of international trade by maintaining existing markets and developing new markets through the development of new end-uses and introduction of new jute products;
3.  To provide a forum for the active participation of the private sector;
4.  To address the issues of poverty alleviation, employment and development of human resources;
5.  To facilitate the improvement of structural conditions through improvement of productivity, quality and promotion of the application of new processes and technologies; and
6.  To create awareness of the beneficial effects of the use of jute as an environmentally friendly, renewable and biodegradable natural fibre.
  The highest authority of the Group is the Council, consisting of all members of the organization which meet at least once a year.  At present IJSG has a total of 30 Members viz. Bangladesh, India, Switzerland including 27 member states of the European Community. Membership of the Group is open to all States (Countries) and the European Community which are interested in the production or consumption of or international trade in jute or jute products and with the agreement of the Council to any intergovernmental organisation having responsibilities in respect of the negotiation, conclusion and application of international agreements. 
  The Council of the IJSG as per its Terms of Reference has established the Committee on Projects (COP) which meets normally twice a year and advises the Council on all aspects of projects and related activities in accordance with rules established by the Council.
  Associate Membership of the Group is open to those organisations and entities that are not entitled to full membership but have an interest in jute and jute products. This includes all associations, companies and other entities concerned with the development of jute. 
  The Private Sector Consultative Board (PSCB) is one of the vital parts of the IJSG in view of the increasing role of the private sector. PSCB is an effective forum for private sector initiative and co-ordination which has made IJSG distinctly different from its predecessor organisation IJO. All Associate Members are members of the PSCB. It has 43 members at present. 
  The IJSG Secretariat, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh is headed by a Secretary General, the Chief Administrative Officer.  In an effort to make IJSG Headquarters an International Reference and Resource Centre for  matters relating to jute and kenaf, IJSG has established the Library and Resource Centre in its Headquarters. IJSG has  its website  www.jute.org.  
  IJSG has been initiating, implementing and supervising important projects for the growth of  jute sector. The Group also organises Seminars/Workshops /thematic meetings on various  issues related to the development of jute and jute products. The IJSG is working closely/jointly with Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and with International  Trade Centre - ITC (WTO/UNCTAD). IJSG and FAO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the efforts of their Members to facilitate jute production, consumption and trade to improve the incomes and food security of jute producers and others associated with the jute industry.
  Ahemdabad Textile Industry’s Research Association (ATIRA), Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) and Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (XXI of 1860). The main objective of these institutions is to carry out research and render consultancy services to industry on various aspects of textile technology with a view to reducing the cost and improving the quality and durability of fabrics, reducing pollution, conserving energy and utilising waste, adopting new technology and improving the technology in the decentralised handloom sector. A large number of projects of considerable importance were undertaken and the studies made by these Associations have helped to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Textile Industry. 
 The Research Associations have carried out original and innovative work in several fields of Textiles. In addition to result oriented, short-term projects in the field of management in the textile Industry, the Research Associations are also currently engaged in other specific projects such as on measures for design development to modern twin jigger system for enhanced flexibility, quality, economy and ecology in batching dyeing; development of indigenous online instrumentation for checking effluents parameters, objective measurement of structural parameters of unconventional yarns and their relationship with yarn properties; improving the skills of operatives for better performance of spinning mills; design development of indigenous low cost rotor for rotor spinning machine; study on work culture in high and low productivity in textile mills; studies on techno-economics of airjet spinning technology; development of two for one twisting spindles suitable for silk throwing etc. Besides, useful R&D work is also being done on jute diversified products with Government of India - UNDP Funds.

  Bangladesh Jute Research Institute  
  Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) the oldest mono crop research institute of the country, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. jute research first started in Dhaka with the creation of a fibre experts position under the Department of Agriculture, and the assumption of responsibility by Sir RS Finlow in 1904. The BJRI in its present form and functions, developed from the first Jute Agricultural Research Laboratory (JARL) established by the Indian Central Jute Committee at Dhaka Farm in 1936. 
  The Jute Act, 1947 was promulgated and the institute was named as Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI). The Act set forth the following major objectives for BJRI: (a) to regulate, control and promote agricultural, technological and economic research on jute and allied fibres; (b) to organise production, testing and supply of improved pedigree jute seeds and their multiplication, procurement and distribution to recognized organisations, selected growers, and such other agencies as may be approved by the board; (c) to set up research centres, sub-stations, pilot projects and farms in different regions of the country for carrying out research on different problems of jute and allied fibre crops, jute products and allied materials; and (d) to establish project areas for demonstration of new varieties of jute development by the institute 
and to train farmers for cultivation of those varieties of jute.
  The agricultural research activities of BJRI are spread over different jute growing areas of the country. The Central Research Station is located at Manikganj, about 55 km northwest of the HQ. There are four regional stations at Faridpur, Rangpur, Kishoreganj and Chandina.
  Nepal Jute Mills Association (NJMA) 
  Nepal Jute Mills Association (NJMA)
  Address :Golchha House, Main Road, Biratnagar, P O Box No. 25, Nepal 
  Telephone : 00 977-21-5256 27, 528673
  Fax: 00 977-21-524395
  Email: rkg@golchha.com; brt@golchha.com 
  Activity: Association of jute mills of Nepal

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