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About JAFexpert

JAFexpert is a web-based expert system on jute (C. olitorius and C. capsularies) and allied fibre crops viz. mesta, roselle, sunnhemp, ramie, sisal and flax. It imitates the interaction a user may have with human experts with the aim in improving decision making of crop growers and other users on jute and allied fibre crop management towards increasing productivity.

Brief History of CRIJAF

Jute Agricultural Research Laboratory (JARL) under Central Jute Commission was established in 1938 at Dhaka. After partition of the country, Jute 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. The institute has been rechristened to its present name Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (CRIJAF) in January 1990. 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; Sunnhemp 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-locationaltesting 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).

Location and Reseach areas of CRIJAF

CRIJAF a premier institute on jute & allied fibre crops of ICAR is situated at Nilganj, Barrackpore (6.0 Km from Barrackpore railway station) and about 20 Km from Dum Dum Airport (NSC Bose International Airport). This institute mainly deals with 6 crops viz., Jute along with Sisal, Ramie, Sunnhemp, Mesta and Flax. The institute has four substations located atPratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh) dealing with Sunnhemp, Sorbhog (Assam), dealing with Ramie, Bamra (Odisha) dealing with Sisal and Budbud (West Bengal) deals with seed production.