Jute is one of the most important natural bast fibre crops. In recent years, the crop has drawn global attention in context of replacement of synthetic fibres which have proved to be detrimental to the environment. However, the farmers’ preference towards jute cultivation is decreasing day by day. Consequently, the area under crop is going down gradually. Development of superior varieties with high fibre yield may be instrumental in increasing the area under jute. One of the prominent techniques being used in varietal development is hybridization of diverse germplasm lines. In this context, I am working on development of superior varieties utilizing diverse germplasm lines of jute.