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India to Spend $ 78.5 for Highways in 5 Years.

Summary: NEW DELHI (Cihan) - India will spend 78.5 billion dollars for the highways projects around the country.

India Textile Minister Thiru Dayanidhi Maran said on Sunday his country would spend 78.5 billion US Dollars in 5 years to the highways.

Maran delivered a speech India's Jute Producers Federation meeting, Maran also said jute widely used by the whole India and the world in the textile sector. He also added that they would use the jute plant to construct new highways across the country. Maran stated that in 5 years India would build nearly 21.000 km highways cost would be nearly 78.5 Billion US Dollars. He also noted that jute would be used for all highways and jute producer should use this opportunity.Aa

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, family Tiliaceae. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses. Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose (major component of plant fibre) and lignin (major components wood fibre). It is thus a ligno-cellulosic fibre that is partially a textile fibre and partially wood. It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc. The industrial term for jute fibre is raw jute. The fibres are off-white to brown, and 1--4 meters (3--12 feet) long. Jute fibre is often called hessian; jute fabrics are also called hessian cloth and jute sacks are called gunny bags in some European countries. The fabric made from jute is popularly known as burlap in North America.

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