ICAR-CRIJAF, KVK organized training on “diversified jute-based handicrafts”



Developing skills for making jute bags will economically empower women and maximize the incomes of farming families. During the week-long session, training was provided for making and designing shopping bags, women’s handbags, tiffin bags and other designer bags.








Training was provided on making and designing shopping bags, women’s handbags, tiffin bags and other designer bags





With the growing awareness of a pollution-free environment, the world is turning to natural products for a clean and green environment. As jute is one of the potential alternatives to plastics and synthetics, the demand for jute bags and other diversified products is increasing day by day in the domestic and international markets.












In this context, ICAR-CRIJAF, KVK, Barrackpore North 24 Parganas organized a skills development program for making jute bags and other household materials from jute fabrics for women farmers from 13 to 20 June 2022 Skills development for making jute bags will economically empower women and maximize the income of farming families. During the week-long session, training was provided for making and designing shopping bags, women’s handbags, tiffin bags and other designer bags.

During the farewell session of the training program on June 20, 2022, an exhibition of different types of jute bags was made by the trainees. Prajakta L. Verma, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Textiles, Government. from India graced the farewell program as the main guest. She congratulated all the participants and encouraged the trainees to embrace value addition in jute as an entrepreneurial activity so that off-farm incomes can be increased.














Prajakta L. Verma, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles,
Prajakta L. Verma, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles,





She appreciated the initiatives taken by ICAR-CRIJAF and commended the institute for advancing the training of women farmers to manufacture diversified Jute products and urged the NJB to create a link with the market.

Dr. Gouranga Kar, Director of ICAR-CRIJAF, presented the various activities of ICAR-CRIJAF and urged all organizations to unite for the development of the jute and related fibers sector. He also indicated that the demand for diversified jute products will increase in domestic and international markets. Dr. Kar also assured that the institute will develop appropriate projects under different governments. programs to give special importance to these activities. He also expressed that the ICARE jute project has already made a mark in scaling up the varieties and technologies developed by ICAR-CRIJAF, but it is very important to popularize more new varieties through this project according to the conditions. agro-climatic states.












A presentation on the research and technological achievements of ICAR-CRIJAF and the jute ICARE project was given. The trainees expressed that the training was very useful for them, which allowed them to develop their confidence in the design and manufacture of different types of designer jute bags. The dignitaries distributed a certificate of participation to all trainees at the farewell session.

Kishan Singh, Co-Director, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Mr. Mahadev Dutta, Deputy Director of NJB, all Division Heads and Heads of ICAR-CRIJAF and ICAR-CRIJAF KVK, Master Trainer and 15 trainees were present in the program.












The dignitaries also visited the exhibition hall, the jute museum, the agricultural system model based on the in situ jute retting pond and the jute retting complex. The products developed by the trainees were also exhibited and appreciated by the Guest Chef.











First published: June 22, 2022, 02:24 IST



Brenda J. Honeycutt