Meghalaya making efforts to promote jute geotextiles

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-09-14 15:00:00 – Shillong

During the one-day technical workshop on ‘Applications of Jute Geo textiles in Meghalaya’ held on September 11 at Hotel Polo Towers, Additional Chief Secretary, Y. Tsering said that Meghalaya has considered jute geotextile as a potential material and has already included it in the Schedule of Rates (SoR) as the State government was committed to promote jute geotextiles.

Jute Commissioner, Union Ministry of Textiles, Subrata Gupta said that Jute geotextile has got enormous potential for solving geotechnical problems like hill slope stabilization, rural road construction and river bank protection from soil erosion.

Presentation on various aspects of jute geotextiles, design intervention, case studies on jute geotextile applications etc were presented by eminent speakers at the workshop.

The workshop was organized by Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA), Kolkata in collaboration with the Office of Textile Commissioner, Union Ministry of Textiles, National Jute Board, Union Ministry of Textiles and Meghalaya Infrastructure Development & Finance Corporation Ltd. (MIFDC).

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