ICAR-NINFET, Kolkata organized Institute - Industry Interface

September 30, 2021, Kolkata:

An Institute – Industry interface was organized at ICAR-National Institute of Natural Fibre Engineering & Technology, Kolkata by hybrid mode (both physical & virtual) on 30th September, 2021 where stakeholders from industry, Bureau of Indian Standard, NJB and other organizations associated with jute quality assessment; and scientists of ICAR institute have participated. Deliberations were made regarding recently approved new jute grading systems by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and digital instruments developed by the Institute. The scope of introducing these upgraded digitized instruments in place of the existing mechanical instruments was also presented and discussed thoroughly.

Dr. S.N. Jha, ADG (Process Engineering)   Dr. D.B. Shakyawar, Director

Dr. S.N. Jha, ADG (Process Engineering), ICAR, New Delhi has graced the occasion as Chief Guest and complemented the efforts of ICAR-NINFET in developing these digitized instruments. He also emphasized upon developing an instrument for measuring a single quality index for grading of jute.

Dr. D.B. Shakyawar, Director has briefed about the Institutes progress in the research area of instrumentation and quality grading.  The key role played by these developed instruments in getting accurate and quicker results helping farmers to get proper price for their hard earned crops was also highlighted in his talk.

Dr. G. Kar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF   Dr. G. Roy, Ex-Director, ICAR-NINFET

Dr. G. Kar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore has spoken about the dependence of quality of fibre on variety and cultivation practices.

Dr. G. Roy, Ex-Director, ICAR-NINFET, Kolkata and inventor of these instruments has spoken about the inventive steps and features associated with these new innovations.

Dr. A.K. Bera, Head (TXD), BIS   Dr. S.K. Biswas, Ex-Director, DJD

Dr. A.K. Bera, Head (TXD), BIS, New Delhi in his address mentioned about the finer points to be looked into while applying for the introduction of these digitised instruments in new jute grading systems.

 Dr. S.K. Biswas, Ex-Director, Directorate of Jute Development (DJD), Kolkata addressed the need of these instruments by farmers, mills and other stakeholders associated with jute quality assessment.

Dr. P.K. Mandhyan, Principal Member, STESC   Dr. A.N. Roy, Head, TOT Division

Dr. P.K. Mandhyan, Principal Member, Standardization of Testing Equipments Sectional Committee, TXD-01, BIS has spoken about the procedural follow-ups during application to BIS for adoption.

Earlier in the day, Dr. A.N. Roy, Head, TOT Division & Convenor of the Interface welcomed all the participants and highlighted on the theme of the interface. 

Dr. B. Saha, Principal Scientist Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Scientist Dr. D.P. Ray, Principal Scientist

Presentations on New jute grading systems; Developed digital instruments & Case studies on jute grading were made by Dr. B. Saha, Principal Scientist & Head, QE&I Division; Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Scientist,  QE&I Division and Dr. D.P. Ray, Principal Scientist,  QE&I Division.

About seventy (70) stakeholders associated with jute quality assessment haveattended this interface. 

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