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ICAR-CIRCOT in Collaboration with Indian Fibre Society (IFS) organised lectures

ICAR-CIRCOT in Collaboration with Indian Fibre Society (IFS) organised two lectures; (1) Sustainable Flame Retardancy of Textile Materials by Mr. Santanu Basak, Scientist,ICAR-CIRCOT and (2) The Outlook for Indian Natural Fibres Amidst Global Uncertainties by Mr. G. Chandrashekhar, Economic Advisor, Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC) on 22-05-2019 at ICAR-CIRCOT Conference Hall, Mumbai.

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Shri Sushil Kumar, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) visited the ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai.

 

Shri Sushil Kumar, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) visited the ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai on 1st May 2019.  He visited the Research Laboratories and Nanocellulose Pilot Plant facility. Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT made a presentation about the institute activities highlighting the achievements in the research, skill development activities, Business incubation and commercial services.

Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) appreciated the progress made by the institute and linkages established with industrial stakeholders and urged to focus on frontier areas of research. He interacted with each & every scientist and suggested for collaboration with the associated professional organizations. He suggested that the institute should tie-up with industrial associations like FICCI & CII, research organizations like TIFR, BARC, Mumbai University etc. and explore the possibility of bringing more research and development fund to strengthen the research facilities. He also reviewed the administrative and financial matters of the institute and appreciated the efficient fund utilization.

Dr. J. P. Mishra, ADG (ICT) opined to make effective use of the Information and Communication Technology to improve the functioning of the system.

On this occasion two publications on incubation programmes under CIRCOT-R-ABI were released and the website of the CIRCOT RKVY-RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator was inaugurated.

Earlier on 30th April, 2019, Shri Sushil Kumar flagged off a team of Jalmitra from the institute for “Mahashramdaan Programme” of Paani Foundation for building water conservation structures for ground water recharge in the drought prone village of Sawarde in Sangli district on 1st May. 

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ICAR organized One day Annual Review Workshop for CRP on Natural Fibres

CRP on Natural Fibre (CRP- NF) is one of the platform projects approved under Agri-CRP by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). ICAR-CIRCOT is the lead centre of the project for implementing CRP-NF project. The Agricultural Engineering SMD of ICAR has organized one day Annual Review Workshop for CRP on Natural Fibres on 15.03.2019 at College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore under the chairmanship of Hon’ble DDG (Agri. Engineering) DR. K. Alagusundaram. Dr. S.N. Jha, ADG (PE) and Dr. B.S. Bisht, Former Vice Chancellor of GB Pant University of Agricultural and Technology chaired the Review workshop. Dr. A.S.M. Raja Principal Scientist and Lead Centre Project Co-coordinator (LC-PC) presented the overall progress of the project and also acted as Rapporteur for the session along with Dr. S.K. Shukla, Principal Scientist, ICAR- CIRCOT.  Principle Investigators of all the projects from lead as well as cooperating centres namely ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore participated in the workshop and presented their progress of their respective projects. Dr.S.N. Jha expressed his satisfaction about the overall progress of the project. However, he informed that the progress can be further improved to achieve the desired results in timely manner. Dr.B.S.Bisht in his concluding remarks asked all the PIs to incorporate principles like Artificial intelligence, Internet of things, robotics, nano and bio technologies while executing the research projects to meet the requirements of stake holders. 

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