ISC Volunteer Experts Visit Bangladesh
Responding to the request made by the Bangladesh Sericulture Development Board (BSDB), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, ISC deputed 3 Volunteer Experts (Dr. B.S.Angadi, Dr.S.Nirmal Kumar and Dr.M.Sivakumar), to take up ‘Reconnaissance Study on Sericulture Research and development in Bangladesh’ for a period of 9 days from 15th to 23rd January, 2017. During their visit the experts visited different field units of Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabganj, Rangpur and Dhaka divisions. Experts visited the Bangladesh Sericulture Research and Training Institute (BSR & TI), Rajshahi, observed the progress made in the development of silkworm breeds/hybrids, mulberry varieties and offered suggestions for narrowing the gap between the laboratory results and the field performance. They had extensive interactions with the departmental technical staff, reelers, weavers, fabric manufacturers and exporters. Wrap up meeting was held with Mr. Shubhashish Bose, Secretary in Charge, Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dr. Mohammad Jalal Uddin, Executive Chairman, BARC, Dr. S.M.Bokhtiar, Director, SAARC Agriuclture Centre, Dr Tayan Raj Gurung, Senior Progarmme Specialist, SAARC Agriculture Centre, Mr Anis-Ul-Haque Bhuiya, Director General, BSDB, Mr. Nazibul Islam, Member, BSDB and the other scientists of SAC, BARC, BRAC and BSDB. Experts gave suggestions for adoption of advanced technologies in the field of silkworm seed production, mulberry cultivation, silkworm breeding, silkworm rearing, post cocoon areas and identified potential clusters for developing them as ‘ Soil to Silk Clusters’.