ICAR-NIRJAFT organizes interface meeting at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh
ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata, November 19, 2018: An interface meeting with farmers, entrepreneurs & other stake holders associated with yak husbandry & entrepreneurship was jointly organised in collaboration with ICAR-NRC on Yak at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh on 17th November, 2018.
Dr. Vijay Paul, Director (Officiating), ICAR-NRC on Yak has welcomed the guests and participants and spoken about the objectives of this interface meeting in sustaining the livelihood of yak farmers.
Dr. S.N. Jha, ADG (Process Engineering) has graced the occasion as Chief Guest and appreciated the efforts being taken by ICAR-NIRJAFT & ICAR-NRC on Yak on developing value-added products from yak fibre. He has distributed the long coats developed from jute/yak fibre blended fabric to the officials from Indian Army and Paramilitary Forces.
Shri Suresh Subramanium, Commandant, 30th Battalion, Sashatra Seem Bal (SSB) has graced the occasion as Guest of Honour and highlighted upon the importance of long coats made of jute/yak fibre for the personnel working at very high altitude.
Dr. A.N. Roy, Director (Acting), ICAR-NIRJAFT has briefed the audience about the association of two ICAR institutes in their effort of making diversified products from jute/yak fibre. He also emphasised upon the development of entrepreneurship in this sector.
Farmers & Entrepreneurs associated with yak husbandry; R&D personnel from SAU, KVK, ICAR; Army personnel from Mahar Regiment of Indian Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashatra Seem Bal (SSB), Border Roads Organisation (BRO), National Institute for Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) have participated in the programme.