From Our Correspondent
Itagar, Jan 8: A six-day-long training on ‘manufacturing of garments from Jute-Yak blended fabric’ conducted by Dirang-based tiol Research Centre on Yak and tiol Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT), Kolkata under Incian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) commenced in Dirang in West Kameng district on Saturday. Nine trainees from different villages of Yak rearing region are attending the training, an official communiqué informed here today.
Director ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata, Dr Gautam Roy, who iugurated the training programme, highlighted the importance of Yak wool as prospective tural fibre and its potentiality to develop unique garments. He said that ICAR-NRC on Yak and ICAR-NIRJAFT should work together by for development of value added Yak product as sustaible business entity.
Principal Scientist and head of department of NIRJAFT Dr A N Roy outlined different unique features of Yak wool and said that the training will greatly help tribal youths.
NRC Director Dr S M Deb in his address highlighted the issues and challenges of Yak husbandry and the lead role played by NRC on Yak to address these problems. Dr Deb also emphasized that the training is intended to nurture and support unemployed tribal youths who would be future entrepreneur to handle fabric machinery using Yak wool for garment making. A team of resource person, as well as senior faculty Dr Gautom Bose and Dr Sanjoy Debth, from NIRJAFT also attended the programme, the communiqué added.