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What are the important Projects and Activities being carried out by the Group?


a. Projects/Activities implemented:



        For making Paper Pulp from Green Jute/ Kenaf (the Whole Plant) technologies developed with the application of enzymes and disseminated.


        An Interactive CD containing agricultural, industrial, socio-economic and environmental aspects of jute including directory of suppliers prepared as a publicity material


         A Road Map for Jute developed and the recommendations being implemented by appropriate authorities/agencies.


        A common Harmonised System (HS) Codes for Jute and Jute products prepared.


         An IJO Standard 98/01 (Revised) including Standard Sampling and Testing Methods for determination of unsaponifiables in food grade jute bags published.


         Design and technical support provided through Design Workshops for jute diversified products including floor coverings to the JDP producers of India and Bangladesh to create opportunity, improve market prospects and facilitate marketing of the products.


        Catalogues/Brochures of Jute Diversified Products with necessary information, photographs, product code, manufacturers/suppliers list etc. for each of Bangladesh and India printed.


         A study to assess residual silica/silicate in raw jute and remedial measures for its elimination/reduction for facilitating use of raw jute in the manufacture of high quality specialty papers conducted and a Protocol prepared.


         To produce Jute : PP granules, to mould these granules into making jute based composite materials and to carry out an evaluation / need assessment for jute reinforced polyolefine products for market development, a project has been implemented by Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group, The Netherlands.


         Metallic card clothing for jute cards prepared, installed and its effectiveness assessed in a private jute mill in India.


         Improved retting technique for upgrading the quality of jute/ kenaf/mesta disseminated through demonstration training at the farmers’ fields in India and Bangladesh.


         A Video Film on Jute to reveal the importance of the versatile fibre and also to draw attention of the audience about the environmental advantages of the fibre prepared.


         A core Book on Jute viz, “Jute Basics” containing key information on various aspects of jute published.


        The IJSG Display Centre upgraded with new products of jute/kenaf to stimulate interest and attraction and provide information to the visitors.


         The International Year of Natural Fibres 2009, declared by UNGA observed in befitting manner by the IJSG Secretariat to enhance the profile of natural fibres.


        The project - Small Scale Entrepreneurship Development in Diversified Products implemented in Bangladesh and India for generation and enhancement of rural income and empowerment of village women folks involved in diversified jute sector.



b. Some significant projects/activities being implemented:



         A project entitled - “Increased Production Efficiency in Small –holder Kenaf Production Systems for specific Industrial Applications” being implemented in Bangladesh, Malaysia and China with the objective of demonstrating the competitiveness of the Kenaf sector and to contribute to the increased incomes from kenaf production.

         The project - “Development and Application of Potentially Important Jute Geo-textiles” being implemented in India and Bangladesh to lead to the commercial acceptability of potentially important jute geo-textiles suitable for use in two identified end-uses namely soil erosion control and rural road construction.

         Various Seminars/Workshops/Discussion meets are regularly being organised and participated by the IJSG on different trade related, technical and other issues for ultimate development of the sector.

        The Group also organises /participates in different international fairs/exhibitions on jute and natural fibres to popuralise and create awareness to make the consumer familiar with the innovated new jute products.

         Internship programme is offered by the IJSG Secretariat to the local and foreign university students aspiring to work/study on various aspects of jute, kenaf and allied fibres/products in a way acting as a promotional activity, spreading knowledge and creating new ideas.


  Are there any Publications of IJSG?  

The IJSG Secretariat collects and disseminates data and information on all factors affecting jute and jute products. There is an agreement with FAO to use their half-yearly statistical bulletin on Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres. The IJSG Secretariat presents to its Council a yearly review of world jute economy. . IJSG started to publish a monthly newsletter from December, 2012 called “Jute Matter” on monthly basis along with brochures, posters, desk calendars etc


  What are the facilities to obtain related information at IJSG?  


IJSG is making efforts to make its Headquarters an International Reference and Resource Centre for all matters connected with jute and kenaf. A Library and Resource Centre has been established in the Headquarters where technical articles, books and publication on jute and other natural fibres along with audio visual materials are available. The Group launched its website –, being updated regularly which provides necessary information on the global jute scenario.



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