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  • Jute is a natural cellulosic bast fibre.  Due to its good spinable characteristics, it is a good textile fiber.  It is well known as a golden fiber and earn highest foreign currency from this crop.
  • Jute grows abundantly in Bangladesh having best quality incomparison with India. Jute a bast fibre means the fibre known as pat, kosta, nalita, bimli or mesta.
  • Jute requires humid climate with temperature fluctuating between 24 degree Celsius and 38 degree Celsius, the optimum being around 34 degree Celsius. Minimum rainfall required for jute cultivation is 1000 mm.


  • Jute is a rainy season crop, sown from March to May according to rainfall and type of land.  It is harvested from June to September depending upon whether the sowings are early or late.

  • Jute requires a warm and humid climate with temperature between 24 C to 37 C.  Constant rain or water-logging is harmful.  The new gray alluvial soil of good depth, receiving salt from annual floods, is best for jute.  Flow ever jute is grown widely in sandy loams and clay loams.

  • Sowing, harvesting, extracting, retting, stripping, washing, drying, bailing and packing are the steps involved in cultivation of jute


  • Prospects ranging from low value geo-textiles to high value carpet, apparel, composites, decorative, upholstery furnishings, fancy non-woven for new products, decorative color boards etc. 
  • The traditional excellence of Indian craftsmen & artisans is reflected in a wide range of jute handicrafts of utility, decoration and novelty.

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  • The sugar and foodgrains industry will be allowed to use other packaging material up to the extent of 50 per cent of their total production. The existing orders forced 100 per cent packing in jute bags.
  • All these orders are issued under the Jute Packaging Materials (Compulsory Use in Packing Commodities) Act, 1987.


  •  In coming decades, a number of jute mills and mini-jute plants will be seen engaged in a big way in production of jute and jute blended yarns, specially of finer accounts, through various routes of yarn manufacturing.
  • Today, jute can be defined as an eco-friendly natural fiber with versatile application. 
  • Jute with its unique versatility, rightfully deserves to be branded as the "fiber for the future".

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