The government is promoting jute product exporters under duty free Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) scheme. Centre is working with Coir Board for increasing export of jute products.
The government has also initiated several schemes for the development of this industry – Coir Development Plan, Women Coir Plan, Coir Enterprises, being some of the prominent ones.
India produces and exports maximum jute in the world. China, US, Netherlands and South Korea are the chief buyers of Indian Coir products. The products majorly exported are Coir yarn, Coir mats, handloom matting, Coir rugs and carpets, and more. Globally, India’s share in Coir yarn is 70 per cent and 75 per cent in Coir producers.