ICAR-CIRCOT organized One day Internal Review Workshop for the projects undertaken under CRP on Natural Fibres on 16.01.2020
Consortia Research Project (CRP) on Natural Fibres is being implemented by the institute as Lead centre. Under this project one day internal review workshop was organized at ICAR- CIRCOT on 16 January, 2020. Principle Investigators of different projects from lead as well as cooperating centres namely ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkatta, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore participated in the workshop. Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT and Nodal officer for CRP-Natural Fibre project chaired the technical session and two distinguished scientists namely Dr. A.J. Shaikh, former director of CIRCOT and Dr. R.P. Nachane Former Head, QEID, CIRCOT acted as subject experts for the review meeting. During the meeting, Dr. P.G.Patil emphasized that CRP projects should be carried out in fast track mode and the technologies developed under the projects should be aggressively marketed. Totally 13 projects presentation were made during the workshop by the PIs of the projects. The products developed under the project like pineapple fibre made shawl, yak-jute blended jackets, salt free dyeing technology based shirts etc were shown to the chairman and experts. During concluding session, Dr. A.J. shaik and Dr. R.P. Nachane appreciated the PIs for their outstanding work and urged them to develop innovative solutions which will benefit the cultivators. They also urged to develop valuable products out of bye products obtained during fibre extraction. The workshop concluded with the vote of thanks to the chair and all participants by Dr. A.S.M. Raja, Principal Scientist & Lead centre project coordinator of CRP- NF.