Web Exclusive | November 2017
Tiruppur goes for jute products
Tamil Nadu’s garment production hub Tiruppur has now turned to jute products from cotton. Using a 49-day training offered by the National Jute Board (NJB) in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology-Tirupur Exporters Association (NIFT-TEA) College of Knitwear Fashion, the city has groomed 20 persons to make 25 varieties of jute products.
It is hoped that jute products could help the city achieve the projected annual target of Rs 1 lakh crore in exports. The college is one of the 20 collaborative agencies of NJB for popularising the Jute Integrated Development Scheme (JIDS), which aims at increasing the number of skilled workforce for production of diversified jute products.