Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Problems and Prospects of Jute Industry in Assam: A case study in Assam Cooperative Jute Mill

Author(s): Sampurna Khound

Jute is the natural fiber also known as the golden fiber and is the second most important fiber in India after cotton. The increased concern of protection of nature in recent days creates more opportunities and prospects in natural fiber sector. India is the largest producer of jute. West Bengal, Assam and Bihar are the major jute growing state in the country. But with the increased use of synthetic fiber, jute industry lost its glory. Therefore the main goal of the study is to find out economic and social benefits of jute and also the environmental benefit which as a whole contributes towards achieving sustainable development. To carry out the study research question has been set up according to the objective of the study. Results has been formulated on the basis of review of literature, secondary data and primary data collected through interview. Assam Co-operative Jute Mill at Silghat in Nagaon district is a full-fledge jute mill in Assam and produce variety of jute products. The mill provides huge employment opportunity and there are different category of officials and workers working in the mill. The local jute growers also getting benefit from it. Farmer’s social sustainability depends on the successful cultivation of jute.

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