Short Note: Problems of the Jute industry in West Bengal.
The jute industry in West Bengal has been facing several problems in recent times. Some of the major issues are:
- Declining demand: There has been a decline in the demand for jute products in recent years due to the emergence of synthetic materials and competition from other natural fibres like cotton.
- High production costs: The production cost of jute is relatively high compared to other natural fibres. The industry has been struggling with high labour costs, inadequate infrastructure, and outdated machinery.
- Lack of modernization: The jute industry in West Bengal has not kept pace with modern technology and has failed to modernize its machinery and production processes.