Published On: Sun, Jul 3rd, 2016

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh visited the ICAR-CIRCOT in Matunga, Mumbai

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh during his visit to the ICAR – Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), in Mumbai on July 03, 2016.

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh during his visit to the ICAR – Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), in Mumbai on July 03, 2016.

New Delhi: Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, today visited the ICAR-CIRCOT in Matunga, Mumbai.

Hon’ble Minister visited the research facilities, Nanocellulose Pilot Plant and the exhibition hall of the Institute. He showed keen interest in the institute activities. Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, welcomed the Hon’ble minister and briefed about the achievements of the Institute. Documentaries about the Institute activities and Nanocellulose Pilot Plant were screened during the occasion.

Hon’ble Minister Shri. Radha Mohan Singh addressed all the staff members of the institute in the Jubilee Hall. Hon’ble Minister in his address appreciated the activities of the Institute. The institute has organized 41 skill development programmes and undertaken 22 consultancies and signed 19 MoUs with the stakeholders during the last two years.

In the last two years ICAR-CIRCOT has established first ever Nanocellulose Pilot Plant, first in India and fifth in the World, which is the focus of the Hon’ble Prime Minsiter’s Make in India Initiative. The institute also established Agri-Business Incubation Centre to promote entrepreneurship development in Agriculture.

During the occasion Hon’ble Minister has released the leaflet on Skill Development Programme.

Shri. Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary DARE and Secretary, ICAR, Dr. S.N. Jha, ADG (PE), ICAR and Directors of ICAR-CIFE, NRC Grapes and Directorate of Onion and Garlic were also present on the occasion.

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