findings and outcome
simple cost-effective improved retting technology developed
by JCI, Kolkata has been disseminated to a total of 4019 and
3650 jute/mesta farmers in India and Bangladesh respectively
through trainings and practical demonstrations.
quality has been upgraded by at least one grade by this
of retting techniques on fibre quality, grades/grading
systems, other proven retting techniques were disseminated
to the farmers.
ribbon retting techniques, developed by BJRI/ NIRJAFT was
found effective esp. for the water scarce areas and
attracted the farmers.
Commercialization/ Current Status:
awareness and motivation programmes through JCI centres in other
jute/kenaf /mesta growing areas of India are being continued. In
Bangladesh, Dept. of Jute discussed for adop-tion of the
technique with 600 enlisted farmers in Dinajpur area and hoped
that a majority of the total 20,000 enlisted farmers of DOJ in
100 upajila of Bangladesh
would be benefited by adopting this newly disseminated retting