Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI)

Recent Success of BJRI (2009-2013): Genome Sequence of tossa and deshi jute >> Genome Sequence of devastating fungal pathogen Macrophomina Phaseolina>> Developed 6 high yielding varieties of Jute, Kenaf and mesta >> Distributed 3,000 ribboners to the farmers >> Provided training to 20,000 farmers, 6,000 field workers and 1,000 officers to expand the modern technologies >> Developed Light weight jute shopping bag >> Developed natural dyeing technology for jute goods and fabrics extracted from a plant Bixa orellana >> Developed fine yarn production technology blending with jute and other fibres >> Developed furnishing fabric, screen, cloth denim, jamdanee, shirting-shooting by blending chemically modified jut and cotton >> MOU has been signed with two organizations to commercial production blended jute based products >> Organized workshop and seminar to develop awareness for the use of Jute based products>>

After the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 Jute Sector was taken up with special and realistic approach. The Bangladesh Govt. promulgated the Jute Act in 1974 and established Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) with specific mandate which was modified in 1996 with the following major functions.
To promote agriculture, technological and economic research on jute and allied fibers and their manufactures and dissemination of results thereof.

To organize production, testing and supply of improved pedigree of jute seeds and multiplication, procurement & their distribution to recognized organization, selected growers and such other agencies as may be approved by the Board.

To set up research centers, sub-stations, pilot projects and farms in different regions of the country for carrying out research on different problems of jute and allied fiber crops, jute products and allied materials.
To establish project areas for demonstration of new varieties of jute developed by the institute and to train the farmers for cultivation of these varieties of jute.
To establish annual reports, monographs, bulletins, and other literatures relating to jute research and the activities of the institute.
To organize training of officers and progressing farmers on modern improvement method of cultivation of jute and allied fiber crops and also to train technical hands for utilization of technological findings and
To do and perofrm such other activities as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.