09th August, 2016
A 3-day National Level Training on “Production and retting technology of Jute/Mesta/Ramie/Sunnhemp including other related aspects” sponsored by National Food Security Mission (NFSM) - Commercial Crops, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India was inaugurated at ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata, today.
Dr. P.K.Das, Ex-Professor, BCKV, Chief Guest of the event elaborated upon the issues related to the production and post harvest processing of fibre crops.
Dr. K. Manoharan, Director, Directorate of Jute Development has graced the occasion as guest of honour and complemented the role of ICAR-NIRJAFT in organizing such training programmes.
Dr. S.K. Biswas, Ex-Directror, Directorate of Jute Development has attended the programme as special guest and briefed about the present status and future needs in jute & allied fibre crops.
Dr. G. Roy, Director (Acting) briefedabout the need of value addition & product diversification in jute & allied fibre sector.
Twenty five trainees from different jute growing districts of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh & Tripura have participated in this programme.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata)