ICAR-CIRCOT conducted a self-financed five day training programme on” Quality Evaluation of Cotton” during July 23-27,2018 at Mumbai. The training was inaugurated by Dr. P. G. Patil , Director ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai.
The course is aimed on basic cotton grading, cotton trading, fibre attributes and their impacts of yarn quality, contamination in cotton, marketing and commercial aspects of cotton, ginning and & mechanical processing and its effect on cotton economics. Hands-on training and demonstrations on length, fineness, maturity, tenacity, cotton grades, spinning and yarn testing was conducted. Theory on cotton fiber quality testing using High Volume Instrument (HVI) and Advanced Fiber Information System (AFIS) was thought and practically demonstrated. Cotton Association of India, (CAI), Cotton Green, was visited for showing cotton museum and commercial grading of cotton. There were 8 participants from Ginning and trading Industry. The training course was conducted with the guidance and encouragement from Dr.P.G.Patil.
During valedictory function Dr. Sujata Saxsena, Acting Director has taken the feedback of the trainees and ask about the training course.