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ICAR-CIRCOT celebrating “Swachh Pakhwada”

ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai is celebrating “Swachh Pakhwada” during 16-31 October, 2016 as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Programme. On 16.10.2016, 10.00 am, Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, administered oath to all the staff of ICAR-CIRCOT for making India Swachh. During his address, he highlighted the importance and benefits of cleanliness and hygiene in the office premises and surroundings. He also informed various cleanliness drives undertaken by the institute since 2nd October, 2014 like condemnation of unserviceable articles, extension of vehicle shed, clearing debris present in the premises etc.,
After that, all the staff members participated in the cleanliness drive in the institute premises to segregate & clean the garbage / debris / unserviceable items lying in the basement of the Dr. V. Sundaram Building, Chemical and Biochemical Processing Division and backside of Yashwant Rao Chavan building by forming human chains from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. At the end of the programme, Director appreciated the efforts put by the staffs to make the institute neat and clean.
On 19.10.2016, Institute conducted another cleaning programme at staff quarters, Mahim located 3 KM away from the institute from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm to clean the surrounding of the quarters. In this cleaning drive, all the employee of the institute contributed whole heatedly to clean the premises.


Training programme on Fibre & Yarn Quality Management in Spinning

A three day training programme on “Fibre & Yarn Quality Management in Spinning” was organised at ICAR- CIRCOT during October 5-7, 2016. The training was attended by breeders from agricultural universities, students from academic institutions and industry personnel. The training focussed on fibre quality aspects, relation between fibre and yarn quality, modern spinning systems, post spinning operations and yarn quality analysis. The participants were also taken to the nearby Spinning industry to provide them exposure in a commercial setup. The Training concluded with the distribution of the participation certificates to the trainees by the Director, Dr. P.G. Patil, during the valedictory session held on 7th October, 2016. The feedback received from the participants was positive and they expressed satisfaction over the course content, lectures and deliberations.


ICAR-Short Course on “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Agricultural Applications” at ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai

ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai organized an ICAR-Sponsored 10-day short course on “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Agricultural Applications” during September 19-28, 2016. A total of 20 participants from different Agricultural Universities and ICAR institutions from 11 states viz., Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Tripura participated in this programme.
The Short Course was inaugurated by Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai. During the course, 21 lectures were delivered covering the basics of nanotechnology, characterization techniques, applications in integrated pest management, fertilizers, filtration, sensors, textiles and composites in addition to safety, toxicology & standards relevant to nanotechnology. Also, 13 hands-on practical were arranged in various fields of nanotechnology. The participants were sensitized about the requirement of skill & entrepreneurship development and business incubation in nanotechnology and also encouraged to work in a collaborative mode for better sharing of resources and expertise.
The trainees having diversified fields of expertise ranging from Microbiology, Entomology, Horticulture, Nanotechnology, Aquaculture, Animal nutrition, Biotechnology, Fish processing processing technology to Physics, Chemistry and Engineering rated this short course as Excellent.
During valedictory function, Dr. Patil insisted the participants to go beyond the boundaries of research to transfer of technology for the benefit of farmers and other stakeholders. Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Sr. Scientist was the Course Director and Er. A.K. Bharimalla, Sr. Scientist was the Course Coordinator.

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