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Major events for the year 2017

Celebration of Swachhta Pakhwara at ICAR-NIRJAFT, May 16-31, 2017.



Kolkata, May 16, 2017: All the staff members of ICAR-NIRJAFT took the Swachhta Pledge and formed Human chain on 16.05.2017 as a part of the celebration of Swachhta Pakhwara during 16-31st May, 2017. A number of programmes are scheduled to be organized during this period to emphasize the need for cleanliness and to make our country clean and green. The programmes are being coordinated by Dr. Rina Naiya (Basak) Nodal Officer, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, ICAR- NIRJAFT.


Visit of B.Sc. (Agriculture) students at ICAR-NIRJAFT, 04.04.2017.



Kolkata, April 04, 2017: A group of four staff member and 106 students of third year B.Sc., (Agri.) students of College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695 522 led by Dr. ASAnil Kumar, Professor & Head, Department of Agronomy had visited the Institute on 04.04.2017. Dr.Gautam Roy, Director (Acting) welcomed the staff members & the students and described the research and developmental activities of the institute on jute and allied fibres. Research activities of all division of NIRJAFT were described to them in four batches by Dr. L.K.Nayak, Senior Scientist, ToT Division, Dr. S.C.Saha, Senior Scientist, QEI Division, Dr. S.Debnath, Principal Scientist, MP Division and Dr. K.k.Samanta, Scientist, CBP Division respectively. Dr.L.Ammayappan, Senior Scientist, CBP Division coordinated the program.


Inauguration of Wireless Internet facility at ICAR-NIRJAFT Office campus, 25.03.2017.



Kolkata, March 25, 2017: Dr. Nabarun Bhattacharyya, Director, C-DAC, Kolkata has Inaugurate the WiFi facility for ICAR-NIRJAFT campus. Thirty Access Point and 20 gigabit switch with rack have been installed to cover the Institute campus. All WiFi device have capable 300 Mbps speed data transfer.  WiFi internet facility has been provide by using NKN connectivity.


Farmers-Scientist Interface organized by ICAR-NIRJAFT, 02.03.2017.



Kolkata, March 02, 2017: ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata organised a Farmers-Scientists Interface here today. Twenty one (21) farmers from Pukhuria Village, Chapra Block, Nadia District, West Bengal have attended this interface.

At the beginning, Dr. S. Debnath, Principal Scientist has welcomed the farmers to this institute and elaborated upon the R&D works carried out at this institute & the objectives of this interface.

Dr. Gautam Ray, Director (Acting), ICAR-NIRJAFT stressed upon the importance of processing & value addition in jute & allied fibres.

Dr. A.N. Roy, Head, Transfer of Technology Division has briefed about the training programmes given by ICAR-NIRJAFT for development of jute handicrafts & other value added products.

Dr. D.P. Ray, Senior Scientist highlighted upon the accelerated retting technology developed at this institute and urged the farmers to adopt this new technology for getting quality fibres.

Dr. S.C. Saha, Senior Scientist has given a talk on the new grading system developed at this institute.

Scientists from ICAR-NIRJAFT discussed the issues related to extraction, retting, grading, chemical processing & mechanization in jute & allied fibres.

Farmers took keen interest in learning the latest developments in extractors, improved retting technologies & grading instruments.

Dr. Laxmikanta Nayak, Senior Scientist coordinated the interface programme.

Dr. V.B. Shambhu, Senior Scientist has offered a hearty vote of thanks to all the participants.


Training on Manufacture of Jute Handicraft organized by ICAR-NIRJAFT, 22.02.2017.



Kolkata, February 22, 2017: A 06-days training programme on “Manufacture of jute Handicrafts” under Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Project, ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata was started at KVK, Kendrapara (OUAT) Odisha from february 22, 2017. Twenty (20) number of female trainees from Kendrapara district of Odisha associated with agro-based craft works have participated in this programme.

In the inaugural session today Mr. P.K. Mishra, Deputy Director Agriculture, Kendrapara has graced the occasion as Chief Guest and briefed about the importance of jute in value addition & diversification. Mr. Madhusudan Dalai, Assistant Director Horticulture, Kendrapara has graced the occasion as Guest of Honour and highlighted upon the facilities available for setting-up agricultural enterprises. Mr. L.K. Mohanty, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, Kendrapara has highlighted upon the market demand of jute handicrafts. Dr. Laxmikanta Nayak, Senior Scientist, ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata has co-ordinated the training programme and briefed about entrepreneurship development through manufacture of jute goods. Mrs. N. Mahapatra, Scientist, KVK, Kendrapara has offered vote of thanks.


79th Foundation Day Celebration & 4th C R Nodder Memorial Lecture organized by ICAR-NIRJAFT, 03.01.2017.



79th Foundation Day and C R Nodder Memorial Lecture, January 3, 2017: ICAR-NIRJAFT celebrated its 79th Foundation Day on 3rd January, 2017 and the celebration was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India. Dr. G. Roy, Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT, welcomed all the delegates and described briefly the salient achievements of the institute infrastructural developments and objectives of the Foundation Day celebration. The Foundation Day lecture was presented by Dr. K.K. Satapathy, Former Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT. He described in details about establishment of Indian Central Jute Committee and its gradual development to National Institute of present form. Moreover, he presented the overall situation of jute fibre utilisation at present and its future trends. Shri Sudarshan Bhagatji in his address congratulated all the past and present staff of NIRJAFT for its glorious past and present achievements and asked them to rededicate on the Foundation Day to perform better and better in their respective field of work. A scientific book “DEWANJALI” in Hindi was released by the Hob’ble Minister in this occasion.

The foundation day lecture was followed by 4th C R Nodder Memorial lecture which was delivered by Dr. S. Sreenivasan, Former Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai. He talked on the theme entitled,” Newer Pathways for Lignocellulosic Natural Fibres to Contribute to Energy & Environment”. He talked about the eco-friendiness of the lignocellulosic fibre and its utilization for effluent treatment and production of bio-energy. In the Presidential Address Dr. R.P. Kachru, Former- ADG (PE), ICAR, New Delhi elaborated the need for natural fibres and alternative sources of energy for jute processing. A brief cultural programme was organized by staff members of the institute. Representatives from nearby ICAR Institutes, a large numbers of retired employees and all the present staff of the institute were present in the celebration. The programme was ended by hearty vote of thanks by Dr. S.N. Chattopadhyay, Principal Scientist and Chairman of the Organizing Committee.


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NIRJAFT has been selected for 3rd prize for the year 2010- 2011 regarding outstanding implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Union in region" C " under domain of Regional Implementation Office (E.R) held at Auditorium, Indira Gandhi Science Complex Planetarium, Belly road, Patna on 9th February, 2012. Institute was received the shield and Commendation Certificate in the annual conference and zonal official language felicitation celebration and colloquium.