Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets named ‘Sonali’ which can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag. The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can be used in garments and food packaging work and they are not harmful for human health. The ..
In a written reply given by the Union Minister of Textiles to the Rajya Sabha, the nation has been apprised of the current status of jute industry in the country. Jute Industry in India The India jute industry is an integral part of the Indian Textile Industry and is predominantly represented in the eastern part ..
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season. The MSP for Fair Average Quality of Raw Jute has been increased to Rs 3700 per quintal for 2018-19 season from Rs 3500 per quintal in 2017-18 season. The MSP of Raw ..
A pilot project Jute-ICARE (Jute Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise) has been launched in January, 2015, in selected Blocks of West Bengal and Assam where jute cultivation is popular to improve income of farmers through both increase in yield and improvement in quality of fibres. The project is being implemented by NJB in association with Jute ..
The 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute was held in Kolkata, West Bengal. The function was focused on the promotion of geotextiles in the northeast region. Geotextiles are absorbent fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect ..
Born November 29, 1989, Emma Morano has turned 117. She is the last known person born in the 19th century who is still alive. She has been declared as the world’s oldest living person by the Guinness World Records. On Morano’s honour, a performance of music over three centuries and a preview of a romanticised ..
Events, Happenings and Observances:Rajasthan DiwasRajasthan was formed on 30 March 1949. Every year in the month of March, Rajasthan celebrates its foundation day. The celebration continue for 10 days (March 21-30). Rajasthan Diwas is the day of the unification of erstwhile princely states and the state of Rajputana. Awards:CGIAR Award: ICRISAT, AVRDCInternational Crops Research Institute ..
1. Coal movement, remained single largest commodity moved by the railways constituting 42.4 per cent of the total freight moved by the end of 2008. 2. Handloom industry is the largest cottage industry providing maximum employment in Manipur. This industry has been flourishing since time immemorial. One of the special features of the industry is ..