ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai organized a Kishan Goshti-cum-demonstration programme at Ratnapur village in Deoli Taluk of Wardha District, Maharashtra under “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav” programme on 18th September 2017. Dr. P.K. Mandhyan and Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Senior Scientists, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai visited the Ratnapur village along with the cotton experts, Dr. M.S. Kairon, Former Director, CICR, Nagpur and Shri G. H. Wairale, President, Agro-Plus Foundation, Nagpur. Mr. S.L. Bhanuse, Sr. Technical Officer from Ginning Training Centre, Nagpur supported the meeting arrangements. The farmers’ meeting was arranged in a temple premises. A total of 34 farmers attended the meeting. Various issues related to cotton cultivation, harvesting and trading of seed cotton were discussed and suggestions were given to the farmers. Checking of lint quality before selling to the factories, following of proper agronomic practices, judicial use of chemical pesticides were some of the issues discussed. Also, the farmers were sensitized about the production of briquettes and pellets from cotton stalks for value addition to the wastes. This meeting was followed by demonstration of pest & disease identification in cotton field during the field visit at Ratnapur village.