ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT) is a premier constituent institute of Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR). CIRCOT is an ISO 9001:2015 certified institute and is an accredited laboratory under NABL (ISO 17025:2005). It is functioning as Referral Laboratory for cotton and textile. Also it has many other awards on its account.
CIRCOT is already involved in betterment of cotton sector by offering innovative technologies to get remunerations even from waste of agri produce. CIRCOT also spread its prominent presence in field of nano-technology, fiber production other than cotton, natural color cotton, natural fiber based composites etc.Recognizing these admirable initiatives by CIRCOT in field of Cotton and natural fibers, nano technology and composites,RKVY Division of Ministry of Agriculture has sanctioned CIRCOT to work as Agri Business Incubator under RAFTAAR (Remunerative Approaches for Agri and Allied Sectors Rejuvenation) scheme from 31st January 2018. Since then CIRCOT has got a new wing with which it can expand its reach to Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
CIRCOT-RKVY-RAFTAAR –ABI provides a platform to raw talent not only to materialize their innovative ideas in agriculture and allied sectors but also to commercialize them. Through this platform individuals/startups with innovative ideas can have access to CIRCOT’s experienced expertise and standard testing laboratories to bring their ideas in reality. All necessary nurturing, mentoring and financial grant in aid will be made available through this platform. This wing of CIRCOT will focus on strengthening the Agriculture sector which is the back bone of Indian Economy by building a new line of agri innovators and agri-enterpreneurs. This line will provide new remunerative approaches of Indian Agriculture which will attract Indian Youth towards Agriculture.