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Jute industry eyes new markets to scale up exports
Date: 04th July 2012
Plans are also afoot to consolidate presence in the US, Canada and Turkey.

Exports currently account for about 20 per cent of the Rs 8,500-crore jute market in the country, said Mr Atri Bhattacharya, Secretary, National Jute Board and the Jute Commissioner of India.

"The industry is likely to clock over 16 per cent growth in exports to $350 million (approximately Rs 1,925 crore at current exchange rate) this year from about $300 million in 2011-12. This will be aided by the industry's possible foray into new markets," Mr Bhattacharya said.

The US accounts for about 15-18 per cent of the country's total exports. "A majority of the exports is in the form of yarn and fabrics. We are planning to strengthen our presence in the US by focusing on diversified jute products such as bags, accessories and apparels," he said.

Turkey, which was once a traditional market for jute exports, would also be revived, he added. "We have lost our market share in Turkey over the last few years. We plan to revive the market by focusing on value added products," he said.

According to Mr Bhattacharya, there is a demand for jute products such as shopping bags, furnishings and geotextile in the European markets of Germany and Belgium, West Asian markets of Dubai and Saudi Arabia and the CIS States. There is also a good demand for food grade bags in the African countries of Kenya and Ghana.

Reference: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article3602895.ece
Stop picnics, start eco-tourism in Sundarbans: Bengal forest dept
Date: 19th, June 2012
Taking a leaf out of the mandatory in-flight instructions that stewards and stewardesses deliver prior to each flight, informing passengers how to fasten the seat belt and what to do in an exigency, the state forest department wants all tourist agencies in the Sunderbans, including boat owners, to spell out the dos and don'ts to tourists before they embark on the tour.

Reference: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-19/flora-fauna/32316868_1_jute-bags-plastic-bags-sunderbans
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