USP of jute 

  • High moisture absorbing capacity

  • Excellent drapability (the best of all GTs)

  • High initial tensile strength

  • Low extension at break

  • High roughness co-efficient

  • High spinnability

  • Bio-degradable; soil nourisher

  • Renewable resource, easily available

  • Economical

  • Eco-friendly

Basic Function of Jute

  • Separation

  • Filtration

  • Drainage

  • Initial reinforcement.

Additionally, it helps in providing bio-engineering  support to the soil.


  • JGT segregates two layers, preventing intermixing and is a facilitator to natural consolidation of soil

Filtration involves two contrasting functions -  

  • soil retention  

  • allowing pore-water through and along the fabric and at the same time,

  • JGT should address two related phenomena –   clogging and   blocking.


  • JGT is a great drainage facilitator. It acts as a drain within its own thickness.    Permittivity and Transmissivity of JGT are high

Initial Reinforcement  


  • Jute yarns/fabrics  poses high initial tensile strength. Appropriatly designed JGT acts against rotational slides, lateral  dispersion and vertical subsidence,  exerts confining action on soil and partially absorbs effective stress,  preventing shear failure.

    Considering its performance as separator, filter, drainage facilitator and reinforcing element, JGT can be effectively used in civil engineering in areas where soil may be a source of problems.