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.