(THE GIST OF PIB) Paat Mitro

(THE GIST OF PIB) Paat Mitro


Paat Mitro

  • The Ministry of Textiles recently launched the “Paat-Mitro” mobile application to provide important information about MSP and agronomy to jute farmers.

About the Paat Mitro:

  • It is a mobile application developed by the Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI).
  • Purpose: To provide important information about Minimum Support Prices (MSP) and agronomy to jute farmers.


  • It is available in six languages.
  • All the functionalities are made available to the users free of cost.
  • In addition to the latest agronomic practices and MSP, Jute Gradation Parameters, Farmer-centric schemes like ‘Jute-ICARE’, weather forecasts, JCI’s Purchase Centres’ locations, and Procurement Policies are also made available in the app.
  • Farmers will also be able to track the status of their payments for the raw jute sold to JCI under MSP Operation.
  • Latest technology features like Chatbot are included for their queries.

Key Facts about the Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI):

  • It was set up in 1971 as an official agency by the Government of India with the aim to provide minimum support price (MSP) to jute cultivators.
  • It is the implementing agency of various projects of the Government of India for the enhancement and betterment of the Jute crop and the lives of Jute growers.
  • It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles.
  • It spread in 7 states which are eminent for jute growing in India, including West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Orissa, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • It has been provided with an authorised and paid-up capital of Rs. 5 crore.
  • As per the policy decision of the Government, JCI is obliged to buy whatever quantity of jute is offered at support rates by the growers without any quantitative limit. 
  • The losses incurred by the JCI while implementing policy are to be reimbursed by the Government of India.



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