3rd January, 2017, Kolkata
Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, inaugurated 79th Foundation Day celebration of ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology , Kolkata here today In his inaugural address Shri Bhagat applauded the glorious past and present achievements of the Institute. He also released a Hindi publication “DEVANJALI”.
Dr. G. Roy, Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT, in welcome address briefed about salient achievements of the institute .
Dr. K.K. Satapathy, Former Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT delivered the Foundation Day. He described in details about establishment of Indian Central Jute Committee and its gradual development to National Institute of present form. He also presented the overall situation of jute fibre utilisation at present and its future trends.
4th C R Nodder Memorial lecture was delivered by Dr. S. Sreenivasan, Former Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai. He talked on the theme entitled,” Newer Pathways for Lignocellulosic Natural Fibres to Contribute to Energy & Environment”. He elaborate on the eco-friendiness of the lignocellulosic fibre and its utilization for effluent treatment and production of bio-energy.
In the Presidential Address Dr. R.P. Kachru, Former- DDG (PE), ICAR, New Delhi elaborated the need for natural fibres and alternative sources of energy for jute processing.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata)