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What is Jute?

Jute is a coarse fibre made from the stems of a tropical plant used for making rope/yard, woven into sacking Hessian etc. Raw Jute, as it is known in trade, comprises of jute and Mesta Fibres. Jute Fibre is obtained from two plant species such as Corchorus Capsularis (White Jute) and C. Olitorius (Tossa Jute). The plant species Hibiscus sabdariffa Var. altissima and H. cannabinus yield Mesta fibres. Besides, there is another type of fibre known as Bimli but not in the same species of jute. Bimli is inferior in quality as well as cheaper to jute and is grown mainly in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

What are the main factors in cultivation of jute?

Alternate rain and sunshine, fertile land, adequate water for retting and manpower.

Name of the jute producing countries?

India, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Mayanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

What are the uses of jute?

Manufacturing of sacking, Hessian cloth, Carpet backing and various types of jute diversified products.

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