ICAR-CIRCOT with the collaboration of Atal Incubation centre of NIFT TEA (AIC-NIFT TEA), Tiruppur, Tiruppur Exporters Association(TEA) and Dyers Association of Tiruppur (DAT), organized an interactive workshop on salt free dyeing technology on 1st March 2019 at Tiruppur. It is worth to mention that Tiruppur, a small town near Coimbatore is a hub of knit processing industries with the annual turnover of Rs. 40000 crores comprising Rs. 250000 crore export and Rs. 15000 local market. Shri Raja Shanmugam, President, TEA, Shri. Bhopathi, CEO, DAT and Shri. S. Periasamy, CEO, AIC-NIFT-TEA graced the function and stressed the importance of adopting salt free dyeing technology for cotton due to the implementation of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) based effluent treatment at Tiruppur. Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR- CIRCOT, chief guest of the event briefed the audience about various R & D works being carried out by the institute for the benefit of textile processing industries including salt free dyeing technology. Dr. A.S.M. Raja, Principal scientist of ICAR-CIRCOT made an elaborate presentation about the eco-friendly salt free dyeing technology developed by the institute and clarified the various technical queries raised by the participants. Dr. A.Arputharaj Scientist and Dr G. Krishna Prasad, Scientist presented the various technologies developed by the institute such as antimicrobial finishing, mosquito repellent finishing, flame retardant finishing, colored cotton processing, calibration cotton etc. The interactive workshop had drawn good response with participation from nearly 70 industries from Tiruppur, Erode, Karur and Bengaluru .