Growth of Jute Industry in India

Growth of Jute Industry in India

The 1st jute mill in India was established by George Acland, an Englishman. The jute spinning machinery was set up in Rishra near Serampore and it was known as the “Rishra Twine and Yarn Mills Limited”. From these small beginnings, the Indian jute industry marched ahead. Around 1918 and 1939, during the World Wars I and II, Indian jute industry grew rapidly.

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  • Today there are nearly 93 jute composite jute mills in and around Kolkata.
  • Jute mills in India are producing nearly 1.2 million tonnes per year which includes finished jute fabrics, bags and other products like soil savers, jute felt and various other industrial and decorative jute products.
  • Jute industry provides employment to nearly 5 million people including workers and farmers.