The Twenty-fourth meeting of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of ICAR-CIRCOT was held in the Conference Room on February 27 and 28, 2018. Dr. Nawab Ali, Chairman, RAC presided over the meeting in the presence of following members of the RAC Dr. G. S. Nadiger, Former Director of Laboratories (Textile Committee), Mumbai; Dr. Anup Rakshit, Executive Director, Indian Technical Textile Association; Dr. Narendra G. Shah, Professor, Centre for Technology Alternatives for rural Areas (CTARS), IIT, Mumbai; Dr. B. K. Behera, Head, Department of Textile Technology, IIT, New Delhi; Dr. Debasis Nag, Former Director, NIRJAFT, Kolkata and Dr. S. N. Jha, ADG (Process Engineering), ICAR, New Delhi.
Two new members of the Institute Management Committee Shri Dhrupatrao Bhagwan Sawale and Smt. Kranti Sandeep Somvanshi representing the agriculture/rural interests were also present in the meeting. All HoD’s and scientists of the institute attended the meeting.
Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, welcomed the Chairman and the members and presented the salient achievements and activities of the institute during the current year. Then the Action Taken Report of previous RAC and the salient achievements of the research project under different core area were presented. The committee deliberated on the progress of the research carried in the institute and has provided the valuable inputs and direction for the future course of the research.
During the occasion publications on five success stories of the institute technologies and an annual training calendar of the institute for 2018-19 were released.