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Published in “The Hindu” dated 2nd Jan’2015 ( Madurai)
Eco-friendly jute products in demand
Collector L. Subramanian looking at exhibits at the Jute Fair in Madurai on Wednesday.— Photo: S. James
“With more people becoming conscious of the ills of plastics, the demand for jute products, jute bags in particular, has steadily risen over the last few years,” said S. Kumar, founder of Jute Pagnya from Bengaluru.
His is one among 31 stalls from across the country at the Jute Fair organised by National Jute Board at Chellam Century Hall here on Wednesday. The four-day exhibition-cum-sale of jute products has manufacturers and entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala participating with a variety of products till January 4.
S. Janaki of Jana Jute Products, a Madurai-based company, said in the last five years there had been an increase in bulk orders for jute products.
“‘Tamboolam’ bags for weddings, in particular, are always in demand as people feel that jute bags are durable and re-usable, compared to plastic,” she added.
“The Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation (SIPPO) has been giving training in making jute products in Madurai for those who want to get into small-scale entrepreneurship,” said K. Palanivelmurugan, its General Manager.
Among the products on display are jute bags, mats, swings, water bottle covers, wall hangings and jewellery.
Stating that production of jute products was favoured by many small-scale entrepreneurs as it was a viable venture, T. Ayyappan, Market Promotion Officer from the National Jute Board, said it also had a good export market with a steady demand abroad.
The Jute Board had also displayed posters of the uses of jute products at schools, offices and homes and how the bio-degradable products could help minimise the use of other materials which were harmful to the environment.
Aanvi Singhal, a college student, said that she had purchased a few jute bags as they were durable and aesthetically pleasing as gifts.
Published in “Jannalmedia.com” dated 1st Jan'2015
மதுரையில் சணல் கண்காட்சி
தேசிய சணல் வாரியம் சார்பில் மதுரையில் ஐந்து நாட்கள் நடைபெறும் சணல் பொருட்கள் கண்காட்சி தொடங்கியது. இக்கண்காட்சியை மதுரை கலெக்டர் சுப்பிரமணியன் தொடங்கி வைத்தார். இந்த கண்காட்சி ஜனவரி 4ம் தேதி வரை நடைபெறுகிறது. தினமும் காலை 10 மணி முதல் இரவு 8 மணி வரை நடைபெறும் இந்த சணல் பொருட்கள் கண்காட்சியில் சுற்றுச்சூழலுக்கு மாசு ஏற்படுத்தாத வகையில் தயாரிக்கப்பட்ட சணல் பைகள், சணல் மூலம் உருவான கலைப் பொருட்கள் உட்பட பல்வேறு பொருட்கள் கண்காட்சி மற்றும் விற்பனைக்கு வைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன.
சணலால் உருவாக்கப்பட்ட கைப் பைகள், மிதியடிகள், கோப்புகள், சுவாமிகளின் உருவங்கள், பரமபத விளையாட்டு கட்டங்கள் கொண்ட பாய், சணல் துணியால் உருவாக்கப்பட்ட பொம்மைகள் என்று நிறைய பொருட்கள் இடம் பெற்றுள்ளன. சணல் பொருட்களால் உருவான இந்தப் பொருட்கள் பார்வையாளர்களை பெரிதும் கவர்ந்தன. புத்தாண்டு விடுமுறை தினமான இன்று காலை முதல் சணல் கண்காட்சியில் பொதுமக்கள் கூட்டம் அதிகமாக இருந்தது.
Published in “Dinamalar” dated 1st Jan'2015
சணல் பொருட்கள் விற்பனை கண்காட்சி
மதுரை செல்லம் சரஸ்வதி மகாலில் தேசிய சணல் வாரியம் சார்பில் நடக்கும் சணல் பொருட்கள் விற்பனை கண்காட்சியை பார்வையிடும் வாடிக்கையாளர்கள்.
Published in “Dinamalar” dated 1st Jan'2015
மதுரையில் வெளிமாநிலசணல் கண்காட்சி துவக்கம்
மதுரை :தேசிய சணல் வாரியம் சார்பில் மதுரையில் சணல் பொருட்களில் விற்பனை மற்றும் கண்காட்சியை கலெக்டர் சுப்பிரமணியன் துவக்கி வைத்தார்.
காமராஜர் ரோட்டில் உள்ள செல்லம் சரஸ்வதி மகாலில் நடக்கும் இக்கண்காட்சியில் பல மாநில சணல் கலைப்பொருட்கள் இடம் பெற்றுள்ளன.தேசிய சணல்வாரிய விற்பனை அலுவலர் அய்யப்பன் கூறியதாவது: சணல் பொருட்களிலும் அழகிய கலை நயத்துடன் கூடிய பொருட்களை தயார் செய்யலாம் என்பதை இக்கண்காட்சி மக்களுக்கு உணர்த்தும். இதனால் பிளாஸ்டிக் பொருட்களின் பயன்பாடு குறைந்து, இயற்கை தயாரிப்புகள் முக்கியத்துவம் பெறும். சணல் தயாரிப்புகளில் கோல்கட்டா முன்னிலையில் உள்ளது. அதே போல் இங்குள்ள அமைப்புகள் மற்றும் குழுக்களுக்கு சிறப்பு பயிற்சிகள் அளிக்கப்பட்டு வருகிறது என்றார்.
ஜன., 4 வரை கண்காட்சி காலை 10 மணி முதல் இரவு 8 மணி வரை நடக்கும். அனுமதி இலவசம்.
Published in “The Hindu” dated 18th Dec’2014 (Kozhikode)
Jute fair has varied fare
If you are in search of ethnic, eco-friendly, and fashionable products, head to Jute Fair in the city. The fair that started at the Hotel Jaya auditorium here on Wednesday has around 30 jute entrepreneurs from all over the country, including Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh and showcases environment-friendly jute consumer products such as jewellery, gift articles, wall hangings, footwear, floor mats, bags, purses, and clutches.
The fair is being organised by the National Jute Board (NJB) in order to create awareness of the eco-friendly products made from the natural fibre. The NJB is responsible for implementation of activities in connection with jute products, process, and market development.
Jute is mainly cultivated in West Bengal and the processed fibre is sent to other parts of the country to be converted into value-added products.
“There are hundreds of such enterprises in South Kerala, especially in Alappuzha district. These products have a great market abroad,” said T. Ayyappan, Market Promotion Officer of the NJB.
Jute fibre is rather thick, but when mixed with cotton, they can be woven into fine cloth. “There are a lot of jute imitations in the market, which is hard for untrained eyes to differentiate,” Mr. Ayyappan said, and warned the public against such imitations.
The most striking feature of the fair in Kozhikode is the vast and vibrant collection of jute bags in varied sizes and shapes.
There are also purses, clutches, wallets, string purses, file folders, hats, chess boards, and fancy pouches. The jute jewellery that comprise necklaces, bangles, earrings, and hair clips are made in intricate patterns.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Janamma Kunhunni, Health Standing Committee Chairperson of the Corporation, on Wednesday. It will conclude on December 21.
Published in “New Indian Express” dated 19th Dec’2014
Jute Fair Brings Eco-friendly Products to Limelight
Published: 19th December 2014 06:01 AM
Last Updated: 19th December 2014 06:01 AM
KOZHIKODE: Fashion trends are ever-changing and evolving. But there are some that remain the most loved through years. One such trend is the usage of jute products. Whether it be accessories, clothing or goodies to decorate one’s homes, jute products continue to remain the most loved. That is exactly the reason why the jute exhibition, which has commenced at Jaya Auditorium in the city, has turned into a crowd-puller.
The exhibition-cum-fair, being organised by the National Jute Board, comprises lifestyle jute products displayed by 27 jute entrepreneurs from all over the country. For those who have a penchant for eco-friendly and fashionable products, the jute fair is the right place.
Jute ornaments such as earrings, chains and bangles which can go well with any type of clothing, especially classic silk and mixed silk sarees, jute file folders, jute money purse, jute stationery, short chains, key chains, envelopes, wall decorative, handicraft items and gift items, you name it, and they have it on sale.
“Not only are the items really pretty, they are light-weight as well, making it easy to use everyday. They look good on anyone and last longer too. I have a huge collection of jute products and I love adding more to it. My daughters also like them. There are a few unique stuff here as well,” says Jyothi Mohan, a teacher.
“These jute bags have multiple use, you can take them to office or carry your books in them, even carry your clothes in them while travelling. Since they are light in weight it is easier to handle. They are pretty reasonable too, considering they are eco-friendly and last longer,” says Mithra M, a student who has dropped by at the fest with her friends.
A major objective of the promotional fair is to create general awareness about eco-friendly products made from natural fibre. All the stalls have been provided free of cost for the small-scale jute units.
The exhibition, which commenced on December 17, was inaugurated by Corporation Health Standing Committee chairperson Janamma Kunjunni. It will conclude on December 21.
Published / Telecasted in “Kannadiga World” dated 26th Aug, 2014
Jute Fair Inagurated
Posted date: In: Karavali
Mangalore, August 26: A Jute fair was organised by the National Jute Board-Ministry of textiles, Govt of India at Hotel Moti Mahal in Mangalore on Tuesday August 26t
The fair was inaugurated today by Mr Mahabala Marla, the Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation at Motikala Mandapa-Hall2 which is in the ground floor. The fair is a promotional exhibition cum sale of varied range of Lifestyle Jute Products. The exhibition will take place from August 26th on wards till September 1st including all days.
Published in “The Hindu” dated 2 June, 2014
Jute exhibition heralds World Environment Day
The jute exhibition aims to create awareness on the eco-friendly products made from natural fibre.- Photo: Special Arrangement
By way of heralding the World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, the National Jute Board (NJB) set up by the Union Ministry of Textiles has organised a jute fair here.
Pointing out that it was on at the Udhagamandalam Social Service Society (USSS) at Charing Cross here since Friday, T. Ayyappan, Marketing Promotion Officer, NJB, told The Hindu here on Sunday that the fair will go on till June 5.
The main objective was to create awareness among the people about the eco-friendly products made from natural fibre and also underscore the significance of the observance of World Environment Day. It was also to encourage entrepreneurship in the jute sector.
Pointing out that the sector was one of the oldest in India’s agricultural and industrial economy, he said that it ranks first in jute goods production and second in the export of jute goods in the world. Directly and indirectly it provides employment to about 2.48 lakh workers.
About 18 jute entrepreneurs from different States including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have showcased their environment-friendly jute consumer products like jute ornaments, jute gift articles, wall hangings, footwear, floor coverings, shopping bags, file folder, etc.
The fair, which was inaugurated by District Revenue Officer D. Baskara Pandian, is open between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Published in “Business Line” dated 19th Dec’2013
Jute exports expected to rise 33% this year
CHENNAI, DEC. 19:
Exports of jute products from the country is expected to touch Rs 2,800 crore in value in 2013-14 on the back of an increase in demand from the West, said Beela Rajesh, Executive Director, Handloom Export Promotion Council, Ministry of Textiles.
In 2012-13, exports stood at Rs 2,094 crore. The global jute import market, which went through a lean period from 2011 to mid-2012, is picking up again as top markets Europe and the US restarted buying. Growing acceptance of jute bags as a personal accessory, and shopping bags made of the fibre for its eco-friendly nature, are brightening its prospects in the West, she said, adding that floor coverings, wall hangings, gunny bags, and gift articles are also being bought.
Data put up by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics says export of floor coverings totalled Rs 142.9 crore during April-September 2013,while jute Hessian bags touched Rs 405 crore and other jute products hit Rs 475.4 crore, signalling strong demand. “Jute, originally, was not used for purposes beyond covering floors. But with treatment and printing, it looks and feels as good as fabric,” she said speaking at a buyer-seller meet organised by National Jute Board in association with Federation of Indian Export Organisations.
National Jute Board and Jute Product Development and Export Promotion Council, set up in 2011, are funding entrepreneurs interested in jute product manufacturing, and helping manufacturers upgrade facilities. Traditionally based in West Bengal, the jute business is spreading to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. At the exposition, manufacturers from the South showcased printed wall hangings that were treated to smoothen the texture of the fibre, something that will find purchase in Western markets, said T. Ayyapan, Market Promotion Officer, NJB.
(This article was published on December 19, 2013)
NEWS PUBLISHED IN "THE HINDU" dated 28 Nov'2013
Jute bags, a hit with college girls
Jute expo-cum-sale begins today
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"Times of India"
dated 6th June'2013
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‘Jute Fair’, a promotional exhibition cum sale, was organised by National Jute Board at Woodlands auditorium, Hotel Woodlands, Mangalore during 31st July to 4th Aug’13.
The fair was inaugurated by Shri. N Prakash, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada, on 31st July’13. Speaking on the occasion, DC said that using jute products in the present times is a good practice and it will be an alternate for the use of plastic bags. DC also said that, "This will also help in keeping the environment clean and there is a need to propagate the use of jute products in day-to-day life”. A number of interesting jute products such as bags, bangles, purses, hair clips, chains, sandals, pencil boxes, mats, mobile covers, carpets, handicrafts, wall-hangings, file folder, jute pass book, key holder, ATM card holder, foot wares and jute products are on display at the jute fair. Shri. T Ayyappan, MPO, Chennai office and Shri. Jayanta Sarkar, Accounts Officer, Kolkata, co-ordinated the exhibition arrangements and totally 25 stalls and exhibitors from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, showcased different kinds of jute products.
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Dr S. Sundararaj, Tamilnadu State Minister for Handlooms and Textiles, Shri.G Santhanam, IAS, Tamilnadu State Textiles Secretary and Mr. T Ayyappan, Market Promotion Officer of National Jute Board at Jute fair, Chennai during the period 4th -11th Oct’2012
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Jute Bag Hamper presented to Her Majesty the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh
( News Courtesy : http://www.jutebag.co.uk )
Jutebag.co.uk customer, Hawkshead Relish, based in the heart of the English Lake District, recently presented Prince Philip with a jute bag hamper of their award winning handmade relishes, pickles and preserves.
Mark & Maria were delighted to meet Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh as they opened the new food technology centre at Redhills in Penrith where Hawkshead Relish were one of four invited local producers to attend and showcase their products.
Parit Shah, director of Jutebag.co.uk commented, “Last year we had the Prime Minister sign our bag and pledge to cut down plastic bag use in the UK. This year our bags have made it to Buckingham Palace. It’s fantastic to see how quickly the jute bags have been adopted. The days of the plastic bag are numbered, and we look forward to the day when they completely disappear.”
Courtesy Link about the above Article : http://www.jutebag.co.uk/Articles.asp?ID=144
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In continuation to the Government measures, for reducing the use of Plastic Bags, various bodies have also roped-in, in support of Eco-friendly measures. In Tamilnadu, various malls, and Super markets, have started coming out with measures to curtail use of Plastic Bags. Here is a "poster" displayed at the renowned Supermarket, at Chennai "NILGIRI's" with a Poster, charging for the cost of Plastic bags, to discourage use of Plastic bags
News about Jute Products in Hindu's Retail Plus - dated 24th July, 2011
Article by S MEERA, Hindu Reporting Section
The first recommendation for jute is that it is natural and therefore biodegradable and immensely desirable for eco-friendly consumers. Though jute does evoke the image of the shapeless rice sacks one saw when growing up, doubling up as doormats in their mud-coloured glory, the story has changed. The hessian (the jute thread) comes now in finer avatar, making it immensely usable for a variety of purposes.
Jute Emporium on TTK Road, for instance, is really that - a store with a variety of products made mainly from jute. Right from the handbags on display near the showroom entrance to the mobile pouches, wallets, footwear, suitcases, travel bags, even jewellery. the variety is exhausting, and seems to be unending. Rajalakshmi Srikanth, proprietor, says, "Jewellery is quite popular, especially among those travelling abroad as it is light and an attractive gifting item." Gift bags are another hit, and move fast during the Navaratri season. Jewellery boxes, kolam mats, wall hangings, show pieces, lamp shades, there is really no end to the possibilities, she believes.
Today, there are many dedicated jute craft stores that deal in a variety of products. One import export firm does a range of products just for horse riding, while there is another that does jute footwear. Jute wine bags, paintings, home furnishing, floor coverings, the list goes on.
Rajalakshmi in fact encourages women to try out creative designs using jute and other natural materials like wooden beads and has them on display at her showroom. She doubles these up with designer bags fashioned in West Bengal, where jute is a native crop and the primary supplier of jute fibre.
"Jute is biodegradable, and like cotton, can take any colour. Currently, polypropylene is used to stiffen it, but there are experiments on to change the material to something natural," says T. Ayyappan, Market Promotion Officer, National Jute Board.
Over the Years
It is only in the last 20 years that jute has gained popularity and its uses expanded. This has largely been due to the efforts made by the UNDP, which was looking for a fibre that could be an alternative to cotton. They promoted the material through the National Jute Promotion Board, and today, due to technological advancements particularly in the areas of manufacturing, processing and fabric production, jute is available from fine to extremely fine yarns with variety of colours.
Says M. Aravendan, Associate Professor and Centre Coordinator, Department of Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories, NIFT, Chennai, "Now, jute apparel or garments are available for all occasions. Hand blocked, hand printed, embroidered, quilted and tie and dyed variety of jute garments look very fashionable." He adds that jute apparel are in great demand and are used by top designers to fabricate great looking formal and casual wear. Very fine threads of jute are also used by them to make false silk and related fit outs. "There is a vast range of soft, long lasting and stylish jute apparel available in the market in a tremendous array of colours," says he.
Ayyappan, very passionate about promoting the jute industry in the southern region, says that many jute-cotton, jute silk products are available in the market. The board has even managed to convert coir mattress manufacturers in Kerala to use jute since the latter is softer and easier to make. "In the US, the use of jute is becoming common," he says and adds that jute contributes Rs. 200-250 crores of exports from just jute bags. With jute floor coverings, it could be Rs. 300 crores. The overall exports is higher.
The common belief is that while jute may be fine in the hand, it may not be comfortable draping against the skin. But according to Aravendan, comfort depends on the nature of material, the type of yarn/twist, weave pattern and special finishing process, if any. "One can make a fabric with less number of ends in both warp weft (open structured) by using very fine jute yarns, making it comfortable for the wearer. Going for jute and cotton blend will be a better option with respect to comfort and cost effectiveness," he explains.
In fact, a weaver in Anakaputtur, C. Sekar - President of the Jute Weaver's Association there - says that he does 200 jute silk saris every month and supplies it to a store in Chennai. "We need more space to increase our production as there is a lot of demand for these." He is trying to get a Jute Model Village status for Anakaputtur and has bagged a place in Limca Book of World Records for using 25 different natural fibres for apparels. "There is a lot of demand for jute silk saris from Delhi, Mumbai and even abroad," he adds.
Jute is like cotton, and dress materials and shirt materials are also available. Sekar uses both natural and chemical dyes. "It is a low cost, high quality fabric. Because of the processing involved, the cost is higher than cotton, but it also lasts long," he adds.
NIFT Chennai has done many interventions in the area of Jute Diversified products. They conduct design development workshops and entrepreneurship development programmes for jute artisans and prospective jute entrepreneurs of Tamil Nadu. The creative designs developed for the varieties of the contemporary product applications like Fashion Jute Accessories, fancy bags, lifestyle articles etc., in these workshops have gained very good response from the industries, says Aravendan.
As the world moves towards greener, natural products, needless to say, jute diversified products offer a viable alternative. What it needs is evangelising, which people like Ayyappan backed by the Jute Board are attempting to do. Given that here too fashion and utility go hand in hand, in time, jute could be a household name for more than just gunny bags.
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An Article published in Business Standard dated 29th Aug’2011 - Courtesy PTI
Indians prefer eco-friendly products: Nielsen
Press Trust of India / New Delhi August 29, 2011
While shopping, a majority of Indians prefer to make decisions based on the impact of their purchases on environment and sustainability, according to a survey by the Nielsen Company.
"The Indian consumer is increasingly conscious of the benefits of environmentally friendly and sustainable practices... 86% Indian consumers surveyed, place faith in energy efficient products and appliances, followed by recyclable packaging (79%)," Global Online Environment and Sustainability Survey by Nielsen said.
Least impact was given to products not tested on animals (41%) and fair trade products (44%).
However, when it comes to actual buying, only about 44% Indians purchase eco-friendly products as they are 'very expensive'.
"The sensitivities to want ecologically friendly products are in place, but the high price of items [ranging] from recycled paper to organic foods make it difficult for consumers to purchase them for everyday use," Nielsen Executive Director Dipita Chakraborty said.
Given a choice, the Indian shopper would go for these, rather than a value for money deal, she added.
The trend is in line with global numbers, where 83% believe that manufacturers using recycled packaging and producing energy efficient products and appliances have a positive impact on the environment.
"The Indian shopper is very much in sync with the global consumer when it comes to environmentally sustainable products, from organic products to those tested on animals, there is fairly wide awareness among Indian consumers on what practice is environmentally friendly," Chakraborty said.
The survey results are based on responses of more than 25,000 Internet respondents in 51 countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
India is one of the top three countries within Asia Pacific that have shown an affinity towards eco-friendly products.
Willingness to buy eco friendly products is highest in Vietnam and Indonesia, while New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia prioritise purchase based on value for money and promotions.
Concern about climate change and global warming among online consumers in India has taken a back seat compared to other issues surrounding air and water pollution.
"Globally too, concerns around pollution override the issue of global warming," the survey said.
In India, while nine out of 10 people surveyed were concerned about air and water pollution, eight out of ten people thought that climate change was an important environmental issue.
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News about BAN on Plastic Bags and Use of "Jute Bags" for packing 'LADDU' at Tirupathi (Tirumala) [ Published in Dinamani on 16th May 2011 ]
16 May 2011 03:03:26 AM IST
திருமலையில் பிளாஸ்டிக் ஒழிப்பு: சணல், காகிதப் பையில் லட்டு
திருப்பதி,மே.15: திருமலை கோவில் நிர்வாகம் சுற்றுச்சூழலை காக்கும் வகையில் பிளாஸ்டிக் ஒழிப்பு நடவடிக்கையை தீவிரமாக மேற்கொண்டு வருகிறது.
இதன் ஒரு பகுதியாக பக்தர்களுக்கு பிளாஸ்டிக் கவரில் லட்டு வழங்கப்படுவதற்கு மாற்றாக சணல், காகிதத்தால் ஆன பைகளில் லட்டுகளை வழங்க முடிவு செய்துள்ளது. இதற்கான பணியை ஆந்திர மாநில மாற்றுத் திறனாளிகள் கழகம் மேற்கொண்டு வருகிறது.
இந்நிலையில் சணல் பை ரூ.6, காகித பை ரூ.4 விலையில் தயாரித்து சோதனை அடிப்படையில் பக்தர்களிடம் விற்பனை செய்து அவர்களிடம் கருத்து கேட்கப்பட்டது.
எனவே கோவில் நிர்வாகம் விரைவில் பிளாஸ்டிக் கவர்களை முற்றிலுமாக ஒழித்து சணல் பைகளில் லட்டு வழங்க நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கும் எனத் தெரிகிறது.
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Kanyakumari - Free from Plastic Bags - News Courtesy http://www.ecowalkthetalk.com
Thiru. Ma. Subramanian, Hon’ble Mayor of Chennai Corporation flagged-off the Jute Promotional Rally held at Chennai on 15th Feb’10 in the presence of Shri. Bupender Singh, I.A.S., Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India & Shri. Atri Bhattacharya, I.A.S., Secretary, JMDC & E.D., NCJD
SOURCE : www.galatta.com
Please click the following link to view the photos at Jute Festival, Chennai held during 15th to 18th Feb'2010
SOURCE : THE HINDU dated 8th Oct'09
National Fibre Policy by December: Maran
ENHANCING COMPETITIVENESS: Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran at the interactive session with representatives of the jute sector in Kolkata on Wednesday.
KOLKATA: India will put in place by December 2009, A National Fibre Policy will be in place by December to provide a level playing field to the industry, Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran said here on Wednesday.
Addressing a meeting on jute, he said the policy would address issues such as duty structure and the pricing of fibres needed to augment investment and enhance the global competitiveness of the labour-intensive industry. Apparel exports had increased by five per cent between April and September 2009.
The Minister pulled up the industry for its dependence on protection measures like the Jute Packaging Order, saying that the industry did not want to upgrade. “It is regrettable that jute as a fibre has not been exploited and jute products face threat from rivals. The protection is good environmentally and socially, but this seems to be acting as disincentive and a barrier to modernisation,” he remarked.
He said the Ministry favoured increasing the Minimum Support Price of jute from Rs. 1,375 to Rs. 1,675 a quintal. “The government will always intervene to protect farmers,” he told the gathering of industrialists.
Mr. Maran asked the industry to diversify and adopt value-addition. The Ministry had taken up the proposal for increasing the subsidy from Rs. 70 lakh to Rs. 3.50 crore a mill, he said. The Minister announced that the government would shortly take up a $4-million project with the International Jute Study Group for testing, standardisation and promotion of Jute Geotextiles which find use in areas like erosion control, and soil reinforcement.
He said efforts were on to increase market access for textiles by tapping markets like Japan which are now looking to diversify their import base beyond China. Of the $15-20 billion worth of textile imports by Japan, only $340 million was from India, Mr. Maran said. The global downturn had affected textile exports but the domestic demand had softened the impact. With the Western market inching towards a recovery, exports were now increasing, Mr. Maran said.
Source : Business Standard - Oct-09
Vice-Chancellor, Annamalai University handing over the Sourenir of National Seminar to MPO (T.Ayyappan) held at Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Aug'10)
NEWS PUBLISHED IN "THE HINDU" DATED 25 May'2010
Huge market for eco-friendly jute products: official
EXTENDING HELP:S. Maruthappan, General Manager (in- charge), District Industries Centre, speaking at a function in the city.
MADURAI: With increasing awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and the need for eco-friendly products on the rise among people, there is a huge market for jute products, according to S. Maruthappan, General Manager (in-charge), District Industries Centre (DIC).
He was addressing the inaugural function of a Jute Service Centre and awareness workshop on jute organised here on Monday by Small Industries Product Promotion Organisation (SIPPO) with support from the National Jute Board, Union Ministry of Textiles. Around 200 entrepreneurs and women self-help group members took part in the programme.
The service centre would provide the skills for entrepreneurs to start their own commercial venture. The initial basic training would be followed by an advanced training session. Technical and design dissemination workshops would also be conducted.
To provide marketing support for the entrepreneurs, a buyer-seller meet would be organised. The service centre would lay emphasis on quality, affordability and attractiveness of the product.
The DIC would help entrepreneurs either through the Centre's Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) or through the various State Government schemes. In the last year, around Rs. 1 crore was disbursed as subsidy through this scheme, Mr. Maruthappan said.
S. Rajagopal, Chairman and Managing Director, SIPPO, said that the raw material for the jute sector was available in abundance only in West Bengal and a few other places. Entrepreneurs in Tamil Nadu had to source jute either through Chennai or Coimbatore. To overcome this problem, a raw material bank had been proposed for Madurai.
M.T. Wakode, Director, Madurai Division of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), said that the degradable nature of jute products would help preserve the environment.
I. Ayyappan, Market Promotion Officer, National Jute Board, said, “We provide both training and marketing support. We also help entrepreneurs take part in exhibitions in India and aboard.”
KN. Subramanian, Lead District Manager, spoke about the various means of access to credit for entrepreneurs, especially the micro and small enterprises. For loans upto Rs. 5 lakh, he said that collateral security was needed to be furnished by the entrepreneur.
The Ministry of Textiles is backing a 22 per cent upward revision of the minimum support price (MSP) for raw jute with an eye on increasing the overall productivity of the fibre and augmenting the area under cultivation.
Green-oriented move often counterproductive
|New Union Textiles Minister vows to create one crore jobs in the sector and make India a dominant player|
Union Minister for Textiles Dayanidhi Maran at Jute Stall.
Jute Bag Awarded the BITC Award by Price Charles
Source : EdmontonSun.com dated 17th May’2009
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CHECKING IT OUT: Jute manufacturers interacting with potential wholesale buyers during an interaction arranged by the Jute Manufacturers Development Council in Chennai on Tuesday.
Get set jute...
Known as the raw material for sacks world over, jute is one of the most versatile fibres that finds use in the form of handicrafts, fabrics and much more...
Over the years, the jute fabric has undergone a metamorphosis and how. High quality yarns of exotic colours and designs are spun at jute factories and handloom sectors world over and the finished product has come in for much demand over the past few years. The innovative designs and dyes take the credit of making jute a fashion statement. The fabric has come a long way and now finds form in handicrafts, footwear, accessories, textile, bags and apparel. It is also eco-friendly unlike most other materials. Jute fibres can be used alone or blended with other types of fibres to give it the required shine. And very fine threads of jute can be separated to make imitation silk. Jute is also widely used to weave carpets, make furnishing fabrics and even fashion footwear.
Unlike most other materials, jute is inexpensive and it is easy to replace and maintain. Jute saris and salwars are also gaining an increased preference. “Trendy , easy to replace and maintain, I prefer jute to leather, and personally consider it a step towards a green environment,” says Rajeshwari, student.
Jute bags are stylish and affordable, and lets you add the desi element to your clothes. They come in a wide splash of colours with ethnic prints. “Jute bags and accessories are more preferred than jute fabrics,” says designer Julie Verghese.
With perfection in style and colour, handicrafts made of the golden fibre adds style to the home decor.
Pavithra, a homemaker comments, “Handicrafts made of jute lend an essence of both, the modern and ethnic, to any interior, be it homes, offices, hotels or resorts.”
The current generation has come to realise and mould the old fibre into various forms, making it usable by most people.
Undoubtedly jute deserves to be called the “fibre of the future.” Its entry into the current fashion scenario has brought in a sense of ethnicity, apart from its rustic glamour.
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Union Minister of State for Textiles E.V.K.S.Elangovan inaugurates week-long jute fair in Chennai
CLOSE LOOK: Union Minister of State for Textiles E.V. K. S. Elangovan at the Jute Fair in Chennai on Tuesday. — Photo: K. V. Srinivasan
Value-added products hold 25 pc of total exports
MR E.V.K.S. ELANGOVAN
|Initiative to popularise them among self-help group members|
Useful inputs: Participants at a workshop on jute products held in Dindigul on Tuesday.
|5-day Metro Plus Lifestyle show from June 5|
(From left) C Haridas of Voltas, Shubhodip Pal of HP Compaq, V L Narayan of Samsung India Limited, V. Kalidas, Vice President (Advertisement) of The Hindu, T Ayyappan, of JMDC, Pankaj Prabhakar of Maruti Udyog Limited and Shankar Ramachandran of Moser Baer at the media conference for Lifestyle Show in Chennai on Wednesay.
|“It is the answer to problems posed by plastic”|
ALL PRAISE: District in-charge Minister Krishna Palemar (right) admiring a bag on show at the Jute fair in Mangalore on Monday. T. Ayyappan of Jute Manufacturers’ Development Council is at left.
CHENNAI, Jan 9: A proposal for building a model weavers village with each household having a loom shed attached to it has been sent to the Union Government for grant, Tamil Nadu Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles and Khadi secretary A Elangovan said today.
Around 30 such houses are to be built at Ankaputhur near here, where various jute products like sarees and clothes are being woven, Elangovan told newsmen here.
Earlier, Elangovan inaugurated a week-long Jute Fair, with 35 stalls from all over the country, exhibiting various jute products.
The fair, organised by Jute Manufacturers Development Council (JMDC), focuses on low cost jute bags.
JMDC Marketing Officer T Ayyappan, said an awarenes rally involving students would also be organised on January 12 about the use of eco-friendly products, like jute and the merits of using such bi0-degradable materials.
The Anakaputhur Weavers' Cooperative Society, also produces banana fibre mixed clothes. (PTI)