Indian jute industry looks set to penetrate international market
New Delhi: Indian Jute industry launched its first revival venture "The Jute Foundation" on the occasion of World environment day in New Delhi, which will provide the international platform to four million farmers who cultivate raw jute in India. The foundation will work towards the growth, welfare, and development of the industry and its associates. The event witnesses the presence of C.K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, GOI. S.K Pattnayak, secretary, Ministry of agriculture and farmer's welfare,GOI. Siddharth singh, chairman, The jute foundation. Erik Solheim, under-secretary-general,United Nations and executive director, UN Environment. Sanjay kajaria , Ex-chairman, Indian jute mills association (IJMA).
"India tops the list of raw jute production in the world and is the only substitute of plastic which can replace plastic and make world plastic free. Our plan is to bring best by good agriculture and manufacture. Benefitting farmers by procuring material directly from them and to approach corporates and industries to come forward without any government intervention for better machines and ideas." said Siddharth Singh, chairman, The jute foundation.
Adding up Erik Solheim, under-secretary-general,United Nations and executive director, UN environment said Jute is the future of the world and we need to find and develop alternatives which will help us in long run to save the environment and these alternatives will create jobs to provide sustainability to the farmers.
The foundation has a massive commitment towards farmers and labour issues, R&D priorties, skill development, branding and creating awareness about the jute. The jute foundation is weaving its own story with the golden crop.