Nagpur, Jan 29 (KNN) Environment friendly jute bags are catching up with organisers of business conferences and seminars throwing opportunities for craftsmen and artisans engaged in the processing and finishing of the natural fibre.
Whether in Mumbai, Delhi or other big cities, regular conference organisers such as CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and FISME have all started larger use of jute bags, files, folders and pouches.
In fact, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of India has called for bids for about 8000 jute conference bags for use at an agricultural fair - Krishi Vasant 2014 in Nagpur next month.
Considered the golden fibre, jute is a natural versatile fibre which is 100 per cent bio-degradable and thus environment friendly. It has a silky lustre with high tensile strength and low extensibility.
It is now being extensively used in packaging, textiles and non-textile sectors. In India, it provides employment to a large number of people, contributing to sustainable human development especially in the rural areas.
Today, there are a number of jute mills and mini-jute plants engaged in a big way in production of jute and jute blended yarns, and are used in value added textile applications like upholstery, furnishing, garments, fancy bags, shopping bags, corporate bags, wine bottle bags, Christmas and other festive bags.