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Major events for the year 2018

ICAR-NIRJAFT organized Self Sponsored Training Programme, February 24, 2018.



ICAR-NIRJAFT, February 24, 2018:

A self-Sponsor training Programme on “Advanced Jute Handicrafts” for two weeks from February 12-24, 2018 have been organized at ICAR-NIRJAFT, 12 Regent Park, Kolkata -700040 for sustainability of entrepreneurship development and self-employment generation. In the training programme twenty two (22) persons were participated, among them 17 were female and 5 were male. In this training programme different types of Idols, scenery, and decorative items were fabricated from jute fibre by the participants.


Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela, ICAR-NIRJAFT, February 17, 2018.



ICAR-NIRJAFT, February 17, 2018:

The Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela 2018 held on February 17, 2018 Organised by ICAR-NIRJAFT. Farmers related to jute cultivation from Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav adopted villages of Nadia, 24 Parganas (South), Howrah and Hooghly districts have participated this programme.

The programme started with welcome address by Dr. A. N. Roy, Director (Acting), ICAR-NIRJAFT followed by inauguration of the demonstration stall.

Various products and technologies developed in the Institute were shown through exhibits and live demonstration of extraction and processing machineries. The participants were visited to different technologies, products and process related to jute and allied fibres & briefed about the machineries and technologies developed in the institute and their need for extraction, quality determination and product diversification in jute & allied fibre sector.

Before end of the programme, a quiz competition on “post harvest processing & value addition of jute & allied fibres” was also arranged for the participants.


69th Meeting of IMC of ICAR-NIRJAFT, January 30, 2018.



ICAR-NIRJAFT, January 31, 2018:

The 69th meeting of the Institute Management Committee (IMC) of the ICAR-NIRJAFT held on 30.01.2018. The meeting was attended by members viz. Dr. S. N. Jha ADG(PE) ICAR, Dr. Alok Nath Roy Director(Acting), Dr. Niranjan Prasad of IINRG Ranchi, Dr. Sabyasachi Mitra of CRIJAF, Dr. Indra Mani Mishra of IARI, Sh. Amitabh Singh FAO and Sh. Navin Kumar Jha SAO. Total 7 members of IMC were present during meeting. Chairman and members of QRT also present during meeting. The Head of Divisions of NIRJAFT also present during meeting.

The members expressed satisfaction over the action taken by the Institute on recommendations of the 68th Meeting of the committee and settlement of audit paras and suggested improvement in expenditure in current financial year. It was informed that out of 16 paras, 15 have already settled. The IMC complimented the Institute for getting ISO 9001:2015 certification and praised for completion of listed works. The chairman briefed the members on the achievements made in the research, training, extension, patent, transfer of technology and consultancy work of the Institute and the publications bought out by the Institute. SFC plan for 2017-20 with outlay of Rs. 255.55 lakhs discussed in detail. Dr. Bangali Baboo, Chairman QRT presented draft report of QRT before IMC.

The meeting ended with a formal vote of thanks given by Sh. Navin Kumar Jha, SAO of Institute.


Celebration of 80th Foundation Day of the Institute, January 03, 2018.



ICAR-NIRJAFT, January 03, 2018:

The institute celebrated its 80th foundation day here today. Present and retired employees of the institute have attended the programme along with the other invited guests.

The event acted as a live social media for the day, where the ex-employees have intermingled with each other and exchanged their memories gathered over the year. The serving employees rejoiced after uniting with their old colleagues and brought the past into a present form inside the buzzing campus. After the on-campus socialization, the participants have assembled in the institute auditorium.

The event began with a chorus song by Leena, Chandra, Ipsita, Deb Prasad & Syco. Their soft and melodious voice has played the strings of the hearts and minds of the people present in the institute auditorium. Then after the dignitaries joined with the auspicious lamp lightening ceremony.

Dr. A.N. Roy, Director (Acting) has welcomed the dignitaries on dais, invited guests, retired employees and present staff members. He has reminded the august gathering about the great achievements of our glorious organization with the hope of taking it to the further level by the present employees.  Dr. Nawab Ali, former DDG (Engineering), ICAR and Chief Guest of the event has delivered the foundation day lecture. He has emphasized upon the research on frontier areas for diversification and value addition to natural fibres. Dr. D. Sur, former Senior Deputy Director, IJIRA and Guest of Honour of the event in his address urged the scientists to take forward the legacy of the past researchers in doing research and extension for the upliftment of jute growers and jute industry. Dr. G. Bose, Head, Mechanical Processing Division has presented last year’s achievements of the institute and new R&D programmes initiated.


The latest issue of the annual hindi magagine of the institute “DEVANJALI”was released by the dignitaries on dais. Distribution of certificates & trophies to the winners of the Quiz Competition held in connection with this event was part of this annual event.



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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.