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What is NINFET Sathi: Accelerated Retting Technology of Jute

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13 July 2023, Kolkata: NINFET-Sathi® has changed the concept of jute retting at the farmer’s level by producing 8-10.5% higher yield and 1-1.5 grade improvement within 10-12 days over the conventional retting of 20-25 days without affecting the environmental components. By adopting the technology, farmers can generate an additional income of Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 20,000/- per ha.

Over 50000 farmers covering 12000 ha under jute cultivation across various jute growing areas of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh have adopted the technology during 2020-23.

The concept has been developed by Dr. Deb Prasad Ray, et al. ICAR-National Institute of Natural Fibre Engineering and Technology, Kolkata

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