Ministry of Textiles

National Centre For Jute Diversification (NCJD)

The National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD) was registered in January 1992, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and established in June, 1994, under the Chairmanship of Secretary(Textiles) to give focused attention to the diversification efforts in the jute sector. NCJD is required to consolidate R&D results of various Institutes in jute and textiles and transfer these to the entrepreneurs for commercial production. It co-ordinates with various agencies and helps the entrepreneurs in arranging technical, financial, and infrastructural support and encourages them to take up production and marketing of jute diversified products.

The Council of Governors of NCJD is reconstituted every two years. The last Council was reconstituted on June 11, 2007. It consists of 25 members, drawn from various sectors like Jute Entrepreneurs, Banking and the Government. NCJD is implementing schemes for development of the Jute-diversified sector and to provide backward and forward linkages to new and budding entrepreneurs, NGOs and women’s groups.