NCDPD-IJSG Partnership









National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD) was set up with an objective to fulfill the gap in the hard goods sector in the areas of Design / Product Development & Technology in 1999 under society’s Act by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. This is a member based organization mainly representing handicraft sector. The Board of NCDPD is represented by eminent exporters, policy makers & captains of trade & Industry.


NCDPD works in close cooperation with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) to undertake design and product development activities on pan India basis for clusters and with Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts and its member exporters for forward linkage. There are many designers from India and other countries working in NCDPD to provide complete array of services for customized design & product development services.




A memorandum of understanding was signed between International Jute Study Group (IJSG) and National Centre for Design and Product Development (NCDPD) on collaboration and coordination between these two organizations for enhancing product and design development in jute sector for providing sustainable value-based employment in India and Bangladesh on July 29, 2011 at New Delhi.


The MOU was signed by Mr. S.S Gupta, Chairman, NCDPD & Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India from the NCDPD and Mr. Bhupendra Singh, Secretary General, IJSG from the IJSG.


These two organizations joined in a common effort to enhance the promotion of Jute sector in the subcontinent. This will also work to strengthen the collaborative research and design training activities on sustainable employment and livelihood opportunities and to promote exchange of information through workshops, meetings and publications relating to jute, kenaf and allied fibres. The association shall further benefit other 30 member countries and non-member jute producing/manufacturing countries also. Through this initiative, establishment of better infrastructure of the jute sector will lead to sustainable development.


To make the MOU function, IJSG is providing support towards development of new/attractive designs and products through human resources development/advanced training programmes for the entrepreneurs/ exporters/artisans etc. of the Jute Diversified Product sector, whereas NCDPD will make available the necessary technical support like designers, experts for development and implementation of joint activities in the field of jute, kenaf and other natural fibres sectors.


NCDPD Website: www.ncdpd.com