Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI)

Bagladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh.  It is the oldest research institute of the country and one of the twelve constituent units of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS). BJRI has played a revolutionary role in ushering developments in jute  sector  in Bangladesh through its research and technology development that has enabled the country  to increase the production  and trade jute in spite of shifting jute cultivation  to marginal land. It is engaged in cutting edge  area  of science and technology development and its scientists are working relentlessly to  achieve the objectives of the organization through the development  of the jute sector.

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.