Jute is known as the golden fibre and is an important foreign exchange earner.
(а) It is sown between March and June and harvested is November-December. The yellow flowers appear in about 4-6 months. The bundles of Jute are retted which the process in which the bundles are immersed in soft is running water for about 7-10 days to separate the fibres from the stem.
(b) India has to face 3tiff competition in the international markets with Bangla Desh as well as with synthetic fibres.