TAMIL NADU

Training for jute product manufacturers

Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: The Jute Manufacturers’ Development Council has organised a training programme here for jute product manufacturers and potential entrepreneurs in this sector.

According to T. Ayyappan, Market Promotion Officer of the council, the aim of the programme is to encourage more entrepreneurs to start export of jute products.

Tamil Nadu currently has about 50 registered jute product manufacturers and an equal number of unregistered manufacturers.

Including Kerala, export of jute products from the Southern Region is to the tune of Rs. 250 crore.

Nearly 30 entrepreneurs are participating in the five-day training being held at the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (MSME DI) here from Tuesday.

They will be trained in consumer buying behaviour, pricing, marketing and export-oriented schemes.

Mission

The jute technology mission is on the anvil and that will give an impetus to jute product exports, he says.

Mr. Ayyappan said that presently, export of jute products from Tamil Nadu was negligible and the aim was to help more entrepreneurs here start exporting. Export procedures and documentation would also be covered in the training.

The Chief General Manager of National Textile Corporation, Coimbatore, M.M. Chockalingam, inaugurated the training. S. Suresh Babuji, Deputy Director of the MSME DI, spelt out the need for seed market training programme.