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Under the Jute Raw Material Bank (JRMB) Scheme ofNational Jute Board (NJB) a statutory body under the Ministry of Textiles. .

In order to increase Jute production in country and for the development of jute industry, the Government during the last few years has been implementing various policy initiatives and schemes through National Jute Board (NJB), a statutory body under the Ministry of Textiles.

With the sponsorship from the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Bhartiya Gramotthan Sanstha established a Jute Service Centre & Material Bank in Rishikesh. The Jute Service Centre has started functioning and is providing the facility of carding, spinning and finishing of raw Jute fabrics , to the artisans of Uttrakhand. This scheme will help the artisans & other Handicrafts workers of Garhwal hills as well as whole Uttrakhand state. Jute is agro-renewable, bio-degradable and carbon positive fibre. There is a gradual shift towards use of more and more eco-friendly natural products. The National Jute Board with the primary objective of promoting and developing business of green jute products, especially jute Carry bags as an alternative to plastic carry bags, has formulated the scheme.

NJB with its branch offices will establish collaborative arrangements with the local partners - NGOs, SHG Federations, Institutes, Entrepreneurs throughout the country to develop, train and promote green jute products.

Objectives of the Scheme :

To highlight / create more awareness for Jute products on the merit of environment related issues.
To increase the number of skilled workforce for production of jute diversified products in the decentralized Sector.
To set up more and more number of production units for use of jute as raw material in order to expand the production base for the diversified jute products.
To create employment for the rural masses in the newly established Jute Diversified Products (JDP) production units
To give thrust for design and development of new and innovative jute products to make the jute products and even the traditional products acceptable in the domestic as well as the foreign markets
To increase demand for consumption of raw jute for producing JDPs, thereby ensuring Continuous market for the produce of jute farmers
To build up supply chains for certain and Smooth supply of jute raw materials to the production units
Establishment of trade Channels for promotion of decentralized JDP units.
To increase sale of JDPs through market promotion activities to ensure Continuous markets for jute products

The outcome of the scheme would also establish the competitive environmental advantages of jute globally as well as boost the sale of jute goods globally and increase the share of JDPs too.

Over a period of time, consumption of raw jute will be increased. The environment will remain safe for the mankind as jute is a natural and earth-friendly material.

Jute is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption, production and availability. India is a largest raw jute producing country in the world. The Jute Industry occupies an important place in the Indian economy. In a major initiative, Innovation Centre for Natural Fibre (ICNF) at NID has set up Jute Design Cell (JDC) for Shopping Bags and Lifestyle Accessory in collaboration with Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA) and Jute Products Development and Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC) under sponsorship from National Jute Board (NJB), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.

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