The XXVII Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting was held during March 26-27, 2018 under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.C. Mal, Vice Chancellor, JIS University. Dr. S. N. Jha, ADG (PE), ICAR, Dr. K. K. Satapathy, Ex-Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT, Dr. D. Chakraborty, Ex-Professor, University of Calcutta, Prof. A. K. Agrawal, Professor, IIT Delhi, Sh. S. N. Lahoti, Group President (Works), The Empire Jute Co. Ltd., Kolkata, Dr. A.N. Roy, Director , ICAR-NIRJAFT, Dr. S. N. Chattopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Member Secretary, RAC were present in the meeting. Dr. A.N. Roy, Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT welcomed Chairman, all the RAC Members, panellists of the Brain Storming Session and the staffs of ICAR-NIRJAFT.
Visit of IJMA Technical Committee Team to ICAR-NIRJAFT, May 19, 2018
Four members of IJMA Technical Committee led by Mr. S.K. Chandra, Chief Executive (Works), Hooghly Infrastructure Pvt. Limited. Hazinagar, have visited the institute on May 19, 2018. Dr. N.C. Pan, Director (Officiating) welcomed the delegates. Shri S.K. Chandra stressed to implement the grading of jute by implement the grading of jute by instrument for the effective utilization of quality jute for the high quality jute products with better remuneration to the farmers. Dr. G. Bose, Principal Scientist & Head, Mechanical Processing Division presented the glimpses of the institute i.e. services offered, technology developed by the institute, training offered, infrastructure & facilities available, R&D works carried as per market demand, IJMA Technical Committee Team has an interaction with the scientist in the area of jute industries’ requirement and they suggested to work in the following areas.
Dr. N.C. Pan is requested the IJMA Technical Committee team to give appreciation to the concerned scientists for their participation in the technology demonstration. He also requested to participate such interactive meet once in three months in order to exchange the potential technologies of institute to the industry.
Self Sponsor Training Programme on “Jute Hand/ Shopping Bags” organized at ICAR-NIRJAFT.
ICAR-NIRJAFT, June 03, 2018: A self-sponsor training programme on “Jute Hand/ Shopping Bags” for two weeks from May 21 to June 02, 2018 have been organized at ICAR-NIRJAFT, 12 Regent Park, Kolkata- 700 040 for sustainability of entrepreneurship development and self-employment generation. In the training programme eighteen (18) persons were participated, among them 10 were female and 08 were male. In this training programme different types of Hand Bags, Shopping Bags, ladies purse, printed bags, water bottle bags, Laptop bags different types of Folders etc. were fabricated from jute fabric by the participants.
ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata celebrated International Yoga Day on 21.06.2018
ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata: International Yoga Day was celebrated at ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata on 21st June, 2018. To create awareness among staff members of the Institute, banners were displayed at prominent places viz. Institute gates and Hall for yoga demonstration. Two yoga trainers (one gents and one ladies) from World Yoga Society, Kolkata were invited on this occasion. The participating staff members were trained by the yoga experts on different ASANs viz. Bhujangasan, Pabanmuktaasan, Salvasan, Uthhanpadasan, Gomukhasan and Padahastasan. Different Mudaras viz. Jalabandha mudra, Sahaj, agnisha & Pranyams viz. Kapalbhati, Ujjai pranyam and Bhamri were also the highlighting features of the demonstration programme. On this occasion, participants were also learned about the different ways of meditation that can be helpful in creating a conducive and stress free working environment for better output in their professional endeavours.
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ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata: A 06-days training programme on “Manufacture of Jute Handicrafts” under Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) project, ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata commenced on 2nd July, 2018 at KVK, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha.
Smt. Sujata Mohanty, Chairman, Panchayat Samiti, Tirtol, Jagatsinghpur graced the occasion as Chief Guest and spoken about the importance of jute-based handicrafts.
Shri Balaram Subudhi, Agronomist, DAO, Jgatsinghpur has graced the occasion as Guest of Honour and highlighted upon the market demand of jute products.
Dr. Biswaranjan Pattnaik, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, Jagatsinghpur has elaborated upon the role of KVK in changing the economical and social life of the farmers.
Dr. Laxmikanta Nayak has briefed about the role of ABI Project, ICAR-NIRJAFT in inculcating the idea of entrepreneurship among the un-employed rural youth.
Twenty (20) trainees from Jagatsinghpur, Odisha associated with agro-based crafts work have participated in the programme.
Dr. Laxmikanta Nayak, Principal Scientist & Er. Tarun Kumar Kundu, Technical Assistant have coordinated the training programme.
A one-day workshop under Swachh Bharat mission was organized at ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata on 28.6.2018. The event was arranged for staff members of the institute to highlight he benefits of swachhata on all sphere of life.
Dr. Alok Nath Roy, Director briefed the audience about the positive impacts of swachhata both at an individual and societal level. He urged the staff members of the institute to act as catalyst in spreading this campaign for bringing remarkable changes in the society.
Dr. Rina Naiya, Nodal Officer, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan presented, the activities carried out under “Swaccta Hi Sewa” initiative at the institute.
Dr. Tarit Roy Choudhury, Director, School of Environmental Study, Jadavpur University, Kolkata graced the occasion as Chief Guest. In his elaborative presentation, he has emphasized upon the benefits of clean environment and our responsibilities to keep it safe & green. Plastic waste disposal and arsenic contamination of drinking water were the topics of his presentation that created interest among the audience.
Dr. S.C. Saha, Senior Scientist offered hearty vote of thanks to the dignitaries on dais and the participants.
ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata, July 11,2018: A 3-days National Level Training on “Production and retting technology of Jute/Mesta/Ramie/Sunnhemp including other related aspects” sponsored by National Food Security Mission (NFSM) - Commercial Crops commenced on 11th July, 2018 at ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata. Twenty five trainees from different jute growing districts of West Bengal, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh have participated in this programme.
Dr. S.K. Biswas, Ex-Directror, Directorate of Jute Development graced the occasion as chief guest and highlighted upon the production scenario of jute & allied fibres in India.
Shri Jintu Das, Deputy Director, Directorate of Jute Development graced the occasion as guest of honour and spoken about the importance of quality jute for getting better price in the market.
One-day Library workshop organized by ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata, 08.08.2018:
One-day library workshop organized by ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata on theme “Role of library as information tool in modern research” held on 08.08.2018 at 2-30 P. M. at Institute’s auditorium. Dr. N. C. Ghosh, Chief Librarian, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata graced the chair as a Chief Guest. He emphasized that such a workshop is highly valuable for users’ awareness as well as for librarians. Welcome Address given by Dr. N C. Pan, Director (Officiating), ICAR-NIRJAFT. He enlightens the theme of workshop and welcomes all the dignitaries, librarians of ICAR and other institutes.
Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor (Stage III) in the Department of Library & Information Science Calcutta University, Chaired the technical session. Dr. Rina Naiya, Library-In-Charge presented paper entitled “NIRJAFT library at a glance”. She discussed facilities available in the library, mentioned about CeRA (On-Line journals) and highlighted about institute repository etc.Mr. Rabi Sankar Giri, Asst. Librarian and In-Charge of Information Communication technology of Presidency University presented a paper entitled “Role of Library and Librarians in Modern Day Research". He highlighted that how can a librarian assist a researcher, mentioned about predatory journals and discussed regarding modern tools use in the field of research. Dr. N. C. Ghosh, Librarian, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, presented paper entitled "Effective Role and Value Addition by Libraries in R&D Activities". He discussed about “Plagiarism” and Plagiarism checker tool.