02 August, 2022
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Comparison with Bangladesh
Bangladesh Model: A Success
The issue in the jute sector of India
Amongst the functioning mills, only 8-10 are in good financial health and the rest can survive seasonal losses. The business of another 20 mills is just average. The rest of the mills are financially unsound.
The focus must be on strengthening the jute mill for which the government have to purchase 70 per cent of the mills’ total production to give the sector a boost.
The domestic sector has also to be made competitive mainly in the price and the quality of the product.
Temperature: A means the maximum and minimum temperature of 34oC and 15oC and a mean relative humidity of 65% are required.
Rainfall required: Around 150-250 cm
Jute can be raised on all kinds of soils from clay to sandy loam, but loamy alluvial soils are best suited.
The new grey alluvial soils of good depth, receiving silt from the annual floods are the best for jute cultivation
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