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Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) funded Project
  Title: Small-Scale Entrepreneurship Development in Diversified  Jute Products (CFC/IJSG/18)
  Total Cost: USD 2,581,921
  Fund :

CFC Grant :    USD 1,285,073

CFC Loan  :    USD  903,947
  PEA: Md. Fazlul Huq

Oct. 2005-April 2010

  Participating Countries:


National Jute Board (former NCJD),



Jute Diversification Promotion Centre (JDPC)

  Summery of findings and outcome
  • A large number of new small entrepreneurs have been developed under the project (1150 in India and 1420 in Bangladesh).

  • The entrepreneurs have started production and sale of JDPs and thus benefited.

  • The JDP base has been expanded, existing JDPs popularized.

  • Large scale mixing of jute fibres/yarn /fabrics with leather/other materials has been encouraged to produce high quality innovative JDPs to cater to the changing market demand.

  • Use of JDPs to gradually replace plastic/synthetic fibre based products and to contribute towards improvement of the environment.

  • 3 JESCs, 3 RMBs, 3 Data Banks, 3 Design Banks, 3 Display Galleries, a project website have been set up in each India and Bangladesh apart from many Awareness, Skill development / Training / Design workshops, Buyers-Sellers Meets/ Exhibitions organized under the project.

  • Dissemination of project results will continue to encourage more new entrepreneurs to get involved in production & marketing of JDPs in the coming years.



Commercialization/ Current Status:

  • The income of the beneficiaries who had very little /no income before joining the project has increased quite a lot.

  • The increase in the volume of JDPs has led to an overall increase in utilisation of jute in different forms having positive impact on the production of jute.

  • The awareness workshops, skill development programs, JDP production/ marketing activities incl. BSMs/Fairs, extended to many locations /areas of India and Bangladesh have expanded the JDP based activities and will continue to accelerate steadily in future.

  • Involvement of large no. of entrepreneurs in production of JDPs contributed in creating employment opportuni-ties, income generation, poverty alleviation, and rural women empower-ment and thereby improvement of their socio-economic conditions.
  Project Report

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