Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Member of Parliament (RS) and Member, National Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles expressed concern about the lack of initiative on the part of the jute industry to come forward with commercialisation of the technologies and machinery developed by the institute. The basic objective of his visit was to explore the possibility of human resource development, skill enhancement and business development by small scale and tiny sector industries through Agri-Business Incubation Centre set up by the institute.
Roy was speaking during his visit to ICAR- National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata. He also visited laboratories and workshops in the institute and interacted with scientists and staffs. He appreciated the achievements of the institute in this sector.
Jute is one of the most important natural fibers after cotton in terms of cultivation and usage. It is largely grown in Bangladesh and West Bengal in India.