Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani today attended the 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries' Research Association on Shaping the Future of Jute in Kolkata.
Addressing the function, Smriti Irani said the promotion of geotextiles in the northeast is the priority of the government. She also hailed the work done by IJIRA in including geo-textile in building new India.
Geotextiles are absorbent fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect or drain
- Indian Jute Industries' Research Association [IJIRA] was established in 1937, the first co-operative R & D organization to render services to the Indian Jute Industry and Government Agencies who were promoting Indian Jute in domestic market as well as exporting to the other countries
- IJIRA Chairman- A. K. Lohia
- Deputy director -S K Chakrabarti