24 December 2021, New Delhi: The ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, Kolkata organized the two-day “Sensitization-cum-Interactive Meeting of Agricultural Officers of Odisha” today.
Delivering the inaugural address, Dr. Gouranga Kar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore briefed about the Institute’s current research programmes and technologies. He also highlighted the economic, ecosystem and nutra-ceutical importance of Jute and Allied Fibre Crops. Dr. Kar stressed on the various issues that need to be resolved through the appropriate technological intervention for substantial increase in Jute productivity in Odisha.
The participants visited the different models of In-Situ Retting Tank and Solar-Operated Slow Moving Retting Water Facility in the newly developed Retting Complex of the Institute.
The main aim of the Meet was to create awareness among the Agriculture Extension Officers and Farmers on the recent developments in the improved cultivation and post-harvest technologies of Jute and Allied Fibre Crops.
Around 10 Officials and 2 Progressive Farmers from the different Jute growing Districts of Odisha participated in Meet.