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Mar 21, 2017



A team of 13 officials from the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) of the Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh visited IJIRA on 20 March 2017. Director, Dr. U. S. Sarma, welcomed the team.  Director, IJIRA, in his welcoming address expressed that by exchanging informations with such delegations, scientists, newsletters/periodicals and other publications from the both the countries will be beneficial to  both the countries.  A presentation was made before the BD delegates on various research activities of IJIRA. BD team informed that Bangladesh University of Technology (BUET) is carrying out a study in Bangladesh, on application of Jute Geotextiles.

Thereafter, there was a question-answer session, in which the BD team wanted to know about the details of 580 gm jute bags, recently developed by IJIRA. They showed keen interest in jute stick and oil free spinning projects.

Director asked whether Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) could sign an MoU with India during the ensuing ‘Textiles India 2017’ an International Mega Event, being held from 30 June to 02 July 2017 at Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, where jute producers, exporters and buyers all will gather. IJIRA and BJRI could sign an MoU for a joint strategy to fight against synthetics. Director informed the delegates that he has requested Director General, BJRI for his participation.

After the meeting in the Conference Room, the team was taken to Pilot Plant, Soil Testing Laboratory and Exhibition Room where various displayed products were shown. The team appreciated for such an excellent institute like IJIRA which is run with the support of Govt. and industry.

At the conclusion of the meeting head of the BD delegates expressed their gratitude for conducting a very nice meeting and visit to the institute.

Scopes of Jute Geotextiles for the Stabilization of Over Burden (OB) Dumps of Coal Mines
Feb 15, 2017

Presented by Shri Koushik Das, Scientist, IJIRA on 15th Feb. 2017

Methods of coal mining, scenario of coal industry and formation method of over-burden dump had been discussed. Reasons of dump soil erosion and remedial measures had been explained. Efficacy of Jute Geotextiles on OB Dump protection had also been discussed. It was informed that Northern Coal Fields Co. Ltd. (NCL) has numbers of unstable OB Dump and they are interested to apply JGT technology for the protection of the dumps.     

Association Mapping for Stem Rot Disease Resistance in Jute Plant
Feb 8, 2017

Presented by Shri Kaustav Chakraborty, Project Staff, IJIR Aon 8th Feb. 2017

Genetic mapping of rot resistant character of jute plant had been informed. Techniques related to the genetic mapping had also been discussed briefly.  

Biochemical Softening of Hard Root Cuttings of Jute Fibre for Better Utilization
Jan 25, 2017

Presented by Shri Biswarup Nandy, Technical Officer, IJIRA & Shri Gopal Mukhopadhyay, Technical Officer, IJIRA on 25h Jan. 2017

The presentation was delivered on efficacy and advantages of using biochemical softening of hard root cuttings of jute fibre. Floor level performance of three jute mills using the technology had also been discussed. It has informed that 10 % - 15% hard root cuttings may be applied successfully on existing batches of sacking quality without compromising quality and performance. Thus the batch cost will reduce substantially.    

Standard Methods for Inspection of B. Twill Jute Bag Quality (IS 16186:2014, Amendment 1)
Jan 11, 2017

Presented by Smt. Soumita Chowdhury, Scientist, IJIRA on 11h Jan. 2017

Detailed methodology of inspection of B. Twill jute bags and criteria for conformity had been discussed elaborately. Various stages of inspection of B. Twill jute bags; sampling criteria, selection of bags, assessment of fabric & bag fault, measurement of physical properties, determination of breaking strength, etc had also been discussed. The present facilities of IJIRA as well as IJIRA’s experience in jute bag inspection were informed.

Soil Improvement Techniques
Jan 4, 2017

Presented by Shri Ayanjyoti Pal, Project Staff, IJIRA on 4th Jan. 2017

The presentation was focused on different methods of soil improvement. Application and function of geo-synthetics for the improvement of soil characteristics also discussed briefly.

Dec 16, 2016

Presented by Mr. Supriya Pal, Research Assistant, IJIRA on 16th Dec. 2016

The presentation focused on design of Flexible Pavements (as per IRC 37)  and Application scope of Geotextiles on it. Discussed about detailed design procedure of Flexible Pavements.

Application of Natural Fibre in Agrotextiles
Dec 2, 2016

Presented by Shri Partha Sanyal, Scientist, IJIRA on 2nd Dec. 2016

Different types of natural fibres used in agrotextiles, agrotextile products and their properties had been discussed elaborately. Global scenario of natural fibre based agrotextiles and potential of jute based agrotextiles have also been described briefly.

Application of Injection Moulding in Natural Fibre Plastic Composite
Nov 23, 2016

Presented by Shri Damodar Panda, Project Staff, IJIRA on 23rd Nov. 2016

The presentation was delivered on science, operating technology and details of injection moulding technique to make jute thermoplastic composite. Process parameters for producing jute thermoplastic composite through injection moulding and respective properties have been described briefly.   

Moisture in Jute and its Quantification
Nov 18, 2016

Presented by Shri Utpal Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Technical Officer, IJIRA on 18th Nov. 2016

Working principle of IJIRA moisture meter & its probe for measuring moisture on jute and the behavioral relationship between jute & moisture had been discussed. Advantages of digital moisture meter over analog moisture meter had also been described briefly.  

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