India was the largest producer of jute with over one million metric tons of goods from the fibre in the fiscal year 2019. An overall decline was noted over the last decade owing to the cost advantageous polypropylene. Almost 85% of world’s jute cultivation is concentrated in the Ganges Delta of India alone.
India is the world’s largest producer of raw jute and jute goods, contributing to over 50 percent and 40 percent respectively of the global production.
The cultivation of jute in India is mainly confined to the eastern region of the country.
The jute crop is grown in nearly 83 districts of the states of West Bengal , Assam , Orissa , Bihar , Uttar Pradesh , Tripura and Meghalaya .
West Bengal alone accounts for over 50 percent raw jute production.
Jute industry is predominantly dependent on Government sector which purchases jute products more than Rs. 5,500 crore every year.