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JAF-Safe mobile app, developed by ICAR-CRIJAF, was released by Hon'ble MoA&FW and MoRD, GoI, Sri Narendra Singh Tomar ji in the presence of Shri Piyush Goyal ji, Hon'ble Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, GoI, and Kailash Choudhary ji and Shri Parshottam Rupala ji, MoS (A&FW), GoI on 27th Feb, 2020. JAF-Safe is an android based app which deals mainly about the insect pests and diseases along with their identification, nature of damage, management in jute and allied fibre crops.
DAC & FW, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Government of India sponsored National level training program on "Improved Production Technology of Jute and Allied Fibers" organised by ICAR-CRIJAF during 12-14th Mar, 2020
Capacity development program organised by ICAR-CRIJAF under SCSP on 13th Mar, 2020
ICAR CRIJAF along with Socio Legal Aid Research and Training Centre at SLARTC campus, Barrackpore have celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th Mar, 2020. Altogether 61 farm women and 14 officials had participated in the programme. On this occasion coconut saplings were distributed to the farm women by KVK, ICAR-CRIJAF.
Dr. Gouranga Kar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF distributing certificates to the participants of ICAR-HRD sponsored 10 days training program on "Advances in Molecular Breeding of Industrial Crops" organised by ICAR-CRIJAF during 25th Feb to 05th Mar, 2020. Total 15 Scientists and Assistant Professors from different ICAR Institutes and State Agricultural Universities were participated in the training program.
Dr. Gouranga Kar has joined the post of Director, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, West Bengal on 04th Mar, 2020 (F.N.). After joining the institute he addressed the Institute staff in presence of Head of Divisions, Chief Administrative Officer and Finance & Accounts Officer.

ICAR-CRIJAF is a premier institute on jute & allied fibre crops of ICAR under Crop Science is situated at Nilganj, Barrackpore (6.0 Km from Barrackpore railway station) and about 20 Km from Dum Dum Airport (NSC Bose International Airport). The institute mainly deals with 6 natural fibre crops viz., Jute, Sisal, Ramie, Sunnhemp, Mesta and Flax. The institute has four Research Stations viz., Sunnhemp Research Station, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh; Ramie Research Station, Sorbhog, Assam; Sisal Research Station, Bamra, Odisha and Central Seed Research Station for JAF, Budbud, West Bengal. It has two KVK's under administrative control of CRIJAF is located at Budbud in Burdwan district and one at CRIJAF campus of West Bengal.


  1. Basic and strategic research on improvement of jute and allied fibre crops, biotic and abiotic stresses, yield and quality.

  2. Development of economically viable and sustainable production technology, cropping systems and post-harvest technology.

  3. Co-ordination and monitoring of applied research on national and regional issues to develop improved varieties and technologies.

  4. Dissemination of technologies and capacity building.

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Dr. Gouranga Kar joined as Director, ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore on 04.03.2020.


ICAR-CRIJAF Agro Advisory Services to Farmers
Agro-advisory (31 Mar. to 7 Apr. 2020) for Jute Growers:

  1. No rainfall is predicted in next 5-7 days. Max. Temp is expected to be around 32 to 38 OC and Min. Temp to be around 22-25 OC, so field preparation needs to start immediately for jute sowing to get the benefit of residual soil moisture.
  2. To get good yield and quality fibre, use JRO 204 (Suren) variety of jute seed and treat the seed with Bavistin 50 WP or Carbandazim (2g per kg seed), at least 4 hours before sowing.
  3. Sowing should be done in line through CRIJAF Multirow seed drill machine and required seed rate will be only 350 - 400 gm / bigha.
  4. Line sowing with row spacing of 20-25 cm and sowing at depth of 3 cm are recommended.
  5. Laddering of field after sowing which will act as dust mulch for conservation of soil moisture which will be helpful for better germination of seed.
  6. For medium and high fertility land , the recommended fertilizer will be N: P2O5 : K2 O : : 60:30:30 kg / ha.For low fertility land it will be 80:40:40 kg / ha. Nitrogen needs to be applied in 2-3 spilt dose. However phosphorus and potash should be applied as basal. Farmer can also refer Soil Health Card for actual NPK application as per their soil test.
  7. For controlling the weeds, spray of Pretilachlor 50 EC @ 3 ml / lit of water just 48 hours of sowing with irrigation. If Pretilachlor is not available then Butachlor 50EC @ 4ml / lit of water just after 48 hours of sowing, but irrigation is not needed in this case. For one bigha land 80 litre water required for spray.
  8. The farmers are advised to call the institute’s scientist in case of any sort of emergency in the present situation related to the farming and personal matter.

ICAR-CRIJAF Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav

Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav ICAR-CRIJAF adopted 55 villages of North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Hooghly and Medinipore under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) activities of the institute. All the Scientists of the institute pay regular visit to the enlisted villages, interacted with the farmers. The MGMG program has benifited the farmers in many ways such as about 1550 farmers, 16 Gosthis/meetings, SMS were send to about 6600 farmers, about 2000 extension folders were distributed among the jute farmers; about 550 kg of jute seed of new varieties were distributed among 550 farmers through which 150 ha area was covered by new high yielding jute varieties; in 5 general awareness creation activities 425 farmers were covered. Linkages of jute farmers with National Jute Board, Jute Corporation of India, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, State Department of Agriculture and NGO have been created.

ICAR-CRIJAF Soil Health Card

World Soil Day Soil Health Card (SHC) is a Government of India's scheme promoted by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare. It is being implemented through the Department of Agriculture of all the State / UT. Health Card Scheme is a very beneficial scheme for farmers. The farmers do not know which types of crops they should grow to get maximum yield. Basically, they do not know the quality and the type of their soil. ICAR-CRIJAF is actively involved in the scheme through many programs to aware the farmers'. Two KVK's under administrative control of CRIJAF located at Barrackpore and Burdwan recently celebrated the World Soil Day on 05.12.2017. About 400 farmers participated in both the programs at Barrackpore and Burdwan. KVK, Burdwan distributed 215 Soil Health Cards among the farmers.

ICAR-CRIJAF Swachh Bharat Mission

Swachh Bharat Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission is a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, smaller towns, and rural areas. Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched on 2nd October 2014 with slogan "One step towards cleanliness" to fullfill Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Clean India. A clean India is the best tribute we can pay to Bapu. ICAR-CRIJAF, along with its four research stations and two KVK's under it actively taken part in various activities of National Sanitation Campaign to promote the Cleanliness Drive on regular basis within the office campus and outside the campus during the sanitation campaign from 15th September to 2nd October 2017 as “Swachhta Hi Seva”.

ICAR-CRIJAF Tribal Sub Plan

Tribal Sub Plan The Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) was initiated during Fifth Five Year Plan, is a strategy for the rapid Socio-economic development of tribal people. ICAR-CRIJAF provided technological interventions for jute production with improved variety, seed drill, nail weeder, balanced fertilizer application and improved retting method using CRIJAF SONA etc. The farmers who adopted the demonstrated CRIJAF technologies improved the productivity of jute fibre by 22 percent. Farmers were also provided technical and farm input support for cultivation of paddy (kharif and rabi), mustard, coriander and potato. Results of TSP intervention and Farmers’ feedback revealed that the technological interventions were very useful and helped them to increase farm income and employment opportunities.