The Indian soil specially north-eastern part having gangetic water is very fertile and suitable for jute cultivation. Many farmer used to depend on the income from selling raw jute. There were many jute mills in the West Bengal producing jute sacks etc. However destructive and harmful synthetic material replaced jute products resulting in closing of mills and stopping cultivation. However through the research and development of the jute products the cultivation as well as mills are coming alive day by day and slowly hundreds of jute products specially jute bags are replacing synthetic items with popularity and demand.
The Ramakrishna Mission Pallimangal, Kamarpukur with help of National Centre for Jute Diversification, (NCJD) Ministry of textile, Government of India has been successfully implementing the project of jute handicraft since the year 2000. Now it has taken a new dimension; as soon as a group of young enthusiastic but poor and destitute women; after being trained successfully, have been engaged at the Pallimangal Workshop as production basis wage workers. On an average they earn more than Rs.3500 per month individually whereas others earn above Rs.2000/- per month. Some of them work at Bhurkunda, Hazipur and individually at their houses. Those women working at the workshop at Kamarpukur are provided with mid-day supplementary nutrition at free of cost. Different types of fancy bags, decorating items, mobile phone bag, money purse, table mat, pen holder, desk calendar, greetings card cap, office file etc. are being produced and sold at our showroom with good response. In view to motivate to start self employment project different types of training programmes are being arranged in every year regularly with the help of NCJD.