Jute Agricultural Research Laboratory (JARL) under Central Jute Commission was established in 1938 at Dhaka. After partition of the country, Jute Agricultural Research Laboratory shifted to Chinsura in West Bengal and then at the present location of Nilganj, Barrackpore in year of 1953 as Jute Agricultural Research Institute (JARI). JARI was taken over by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1966. In January 1990, the institute has been rechristened to its present name Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (CRIJAF). To carry out research work on allied fibres and seed, the institute established four research stations viz., Ramie Research Station at Sorbhog, Assam in 1959; Sisal Research Station at Bamra, Odisha in 1962; Sunhemp Research Station at Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh in 1963 and Central Seed Research Station for Jute & Allied Fibres at Budbud, West Bangal in 1956. Besides, the institute has nine (9) SAU based and six (6) ICAR institute based collaborating centres for multi-locational testing and revalidation of the technologies under All India Co-ordinated Research Projects on Jute & Allied Fibres (AICRP on JAF) now functioning as All India Network Projects on Jute and Allied Fibres (AINP on JAF). CRIJAF is the apex institute in the country to consider researches on JAF for developing production technologies to increase the productivity in a suitable manner.
The area and geography of head quarters and research stations
are mentioned below.
Institute & its substations
CRIJAF Head Quarters,
Barrackpore, West Bengal.
Research Station, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Research Station, Bamra, Odisha
Research Station, Sorbhog, Assam
Improvement of jute (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius) and
allied fibre crops like mesta (Hibiscus cannabinus and H.sabdariffa),
sunnhemp, (Crotalaria juncea), ramie (Boehmeria nivea) sisal (Agave
sisalana) and flax (Linum usitatissimum) for yield and quality.
Improvement of jute and allied fibre crops for biotic and abiotic
Development of economically viable and sustainable production
technology and cropping systems with jute and allied fibre crops.
Development of proper post-harvest technology for improving the
quality of fibre
Transfer of technology and human resource development in relation to
jute and allied fibre crops.
Divisions / Units:
CRIJAF operates from it's headquarter situated at Nilganj, Barrackpore,
District North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. The Director is the Head of the
Institute, administering its affairs assisted by the in-charge All India
Network Project on Jute & Allied Fibres, Divisional and Sectional Heads for
scientific matters. For administrative and financial matters, he receives
assistance from Senior Administrative Officer
(S.A.O.) and Finance and Accounts
Officer(F.A.O.) respectively. The Institute has three divisions
viz., Crop Improvement Division,
Crop Production Division and Crop Protection Division and
Agricultural Extension sectionwith well-defined sphere of research activities.
Institute has the following central services to support with.
* Finance & Accounts
* Library & Documentation
* PME cell
* Hindi Cell
* Medical Unit
* Security and Estate
Under the administrative control of CRIJAF there are three Research Stations
to deal with different allied fibre crops and one Research station to
produce breeders' seed of the mandate crops.
Cadre Strength:(as on 31st March 2014)
Skilled Supporting Staff
Central Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fibres, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Barrackpore, Kolkata 700120, West Bengal (India)
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