27th May 2016, Howrah
ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata organized “Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela” at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Jagatballavpur, Howrah, West Bengal under Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Nadia, West Bengal today.
Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray, Director, Indian Institute of Engg., Science and Technology (IIEST), Chief Guest of the occasion, stressed that the new technologies developed in the field of jute and allied fibres particularly geo-textiles has tremendous potential for diversified application. He said Melas are interaction field for scientists and farmers which will help free exchange of their views.
Dr. S.K. Roy, Director,Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARI), Zone-II, Kolkata, Dr. T. K. Dutta, Principal Scientist & Head, NDRI Regional Centre, Kalyani, Dr. K.K. Satapathy, former Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT, Dy. Director of Agriculture, Howrah and local Block Development Officer (BDO) were Guests of Honour. In their address they appreciated the recent achievements of NIRJAFT.
Earlier, Dr. Debasis Nag, Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT briefed about various technologies demonstrated in this event.
About 700 farmers participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata)