Jute

 


JUTE


•    Jute is a fibre obtained from the bark of the jute plant.

•    It is cultivated during the rainy season.

•    Jute grows best in loamy soil (mixture of sand, silt, and clay), sandy soil, and clayey soil.

•    Almost 80% of the world's high-quality jute comes from Bangladesh.

•    India, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, and Thailand are the main producers of jute.

(a) Jute plant             (b) Jute

 

Way to jute fabrics:

 

Production of jute:

•    The jute plant grows 6 to 10 feet in height and has no branches.

•    The stem of the jute plant has a thick bark that has fibres inside it.

•    Jute grows well in regions where it rains a lot.

•    Jute fibres are obtained from the stem of the plant by retting.

•    Jute fibres obtained from the bark of the plants are naturally glued together by a sticky substance.

•    This sticky substance needs to be removed in order to obtain fibres.

•    Bundles of the fibre are dipped in water which rots the stems and separates the fibres. This process is called retting.

•    Jute is used to make packaging material, sacks, bags and even clothes, mats, ropes, rugs, jute slippers, hats, kurtis, ropes, mats, and sacks for packing and storing grains, etc.