Inauguration of 21-Day ICAR Sponsored Winter School
Prof. (Dr.) Purnendu Biswas, Honourable Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata has graced the inaugural session as Chief Guest and urged the participants for more interactions with experts during the course programme & disseminating the knowledge gained for the benefit of stakeholders.
6th Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture at ICAR-NINFET, Kolkata
One day Exposure-visit-cum training on Jute Grading with Digital Instruments and Preparation of NINFET-Sathi under SCSP
The ICAR-National Institute of Natural Fibre Engineering & Technology (NINFET), Kolkata organised a One day Exposure-visit-cum training on Jute Grading with Digital Instruments and Preparation of NINFET-Sathi under Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) today. Scientific staffs of ICAR-NINFET and 30 farmers from Scheduled Caste Community from Balagarh Block, Hooghly District, West Bengal attended the programme.
Dr. Nimai Chandra Pan, Director, ICAR-NINFET in his welcome address emphasized on the utilization of natural fibres in the context of banning of single use plastics by the Government of India. He stressed upon the use of new generation grading instruments and NINFET-Sathi retting technology for better management of this crop.
Dr. Laxmikanta Nayak, Principal Scientist and Chairman, SCSP, explained the feature of the Government Scheme for upliftment of scheduled caste farmers. Earlier, Dr. Deb Prasad Ray, Principal Scientist and Coordinator of the today’s programme gave an overview of the programme.
Mr. Subrata Karmakar, a progressive farmer from the Balagarh block applauded the activities the ICAR-NINFET and expressed his satisfaction over use of NINFET-Sathi for retting of Jute. He opined that use of NINFET-Sathi technology earned around Rs.700-800 extra income per quintal during this jute growing season.
The detailed activity of the Institute was presented with a video presentation followed by demonstration and training with Jute grading Instruments. The farmers also visited the NINFET-Sathi Preparation unit. The programme ended with Vote of thanks offered by Dr. Sanjoy Debnath, Members Secretary, SCSP Committee of ICAR-NINFET.
Skill development training on Manufacture of Jute Handicrafts
A 10-day skill development training programme on “Manufacture of jute Handicrafts” under Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) project, ICAR-NINFET, Kolkata commenced on 27th November, 2019 at KVK, Sambalpur, Odisha.
Dr. Laxmikanta Nayak, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NINFET, Kolkata highlighted upon the value addition in jute & allied fibres through product diversifications.
Dr. Saswati Pattanaik, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, Sambalpur briefed the trainees about the market demand of jute goods & entrepreneurship opportunities in this sector.
Ms. Anannya Jena, Scientist (Extension), KVK, Sambalpur has coordinated the programme.
Twenty (20) trainees from Sambalpur, Odisha associated with agro-based crafts work have participated in this programme.