Year: 2023 | Month: December | Volume 68 | Issue 4

Present Status and Future Prospects of Jute Diversified Products in Domestic & Export Markets

S.B. Roy Koushik Mitra Tarun Kr. Kundu Shibaditya Ghosh and Paramita Mitra Mukherjee
DOI:10.46852/0424-2513.4.2023.12

Abstract:

Now a day’s products diversification and commercialization are very challenging work in the field of
agriculture. Jute is one of the cheapest as well as the strongest amongst the all other natural fibres. India
is the largest producer of jute followed by Bangladesh and China and world leader in manufacturing jute
goods. Tremendous competition from synthetic materials as well as declining demand for traditional jute
goods, demand is expected to rise in respect of its value-added diversified products like fine yarn, blended
yarn, specialty fabrics and non-woven based on jute and jute waste. Lots of innovative new products
have been developed with high value-addition by the researchers now a days, viz., home textiles, jute
composites, jute geo-textiles, paper pulp, technical textiles, chemical products, handicrafts and fashion
accessories etc. Globally, demand for diversified jute products is growing particularly in developed
country markets such as USA, Canada, Australia and Japan, where peoples are becoming increasingly
conscious about carbon footprint of consumer goods.

Highlights

  • The jute industry contributes about ` 3786 crores annually to the export earnings for the country (equivalent value US$ 512.06 Million during 2021-22)
  • Jute Diversified Products export constitutes a low proportion of the value of world trade, but its cultivation along with processing is labour-intensive and therefore provides a livelihood for many farmers and their families in India.
  • Production of diversified jute products increased through medium and small sector entrepreneurs, NGOs, SHGs, WSHGs and individual manufacturers.




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