| Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology(CIRCOT) situated at Mumbai. CIRCOT was established in the year 1924, at Mumbai, Maharashtra, CIRCOT is a unit under the Division of Agricultural Engineering of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India) engaged in research and development activities in cotton technology. The Institute is an acknowledged leader for well over 85 years in the field of testing, standardisation and development of test methods for different types of textile materials.
Mr. K. G. Bhat of Precision Tooling Felicitated
Mr. K.G. Bhat, Proprietor of Precision Tooling Engineers, a long-time licensee of CIRCOT Technologies has been felicitated by Agroinnovate India Ltd. on 19th Oct. 2013 at New Delhi. He received the award and the citation from Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India.
Business Meet on ‘Cotton Processing Technologies related to Ginning, Linter and Calibration Cotton
A Business Meet on ‘Cotton Processing Technologies related to Ginning, Linter and Calibration Cotton’ was organised by the ZTM & BPD unit of CIRCOT, Mumbai and the Regional Unit of CIRCOT, Guntur on 19 September 2013 at A.P. Cotton Association Conference Hall, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The programme was inaugurated by Shri .G. Punnaiah Choudhary, Chairman, A.P Spinning Mills Association in the presence of Shri. K. Haranadha Reddy, Chairman, Kallam Group of Industries, Shri. Nageswara Rao, President, A.P Cotton Association , Dr. S.K. Chattopadhyay, Director, CIRCOT, Dr. Chenga Reddy, Principal Scientist (Cotton), ANGRAU, Dr. R. Veera Raghavaiah, Associate Director of Research (KZ), Dr. S.K. Chaturvedi, Dy General Manager, CCI and other dignitaries from industry and institutes alike. Publications on ‘CIRCOT Calibration Cotton’, ‘Cotton Linter’ and ‘Cotton Processing Technology developed by CIRCOT’ were released during the inaugural session.
The aim of the programme was to create awareness about CIRCOT calibration cotton, Ginning and Linter technologies and sensitise the relevant stakeholders regarding its commercialization. The programme was attended by about 80 delegates from ginning & spinning industries, Cotton Associations, Research Institutes, Farming and Trading Community. The scientists and technical officers of CIRCOT made their technical presentations followed by group discussion. The programme was well appreciated by the stakeholders, who provided their instantaneous positive feedback.
One-day Business Development Programme on CIRCOT's Calibration cotton, Absorbent cotton and Biogas Technologies to be held at Coimbatore on 20th August 2013. For complete information & participation please see brochure
Training Courses on COTTON GINNING TECHNOLOGY & QUALITY EVALUATION At GTC, NAGPUR, for the benefit of Cotton Ginners, Graders, Traders and Fitters: Please Contact: Dr. S. K. Shukla, Officer In-charge, Ginning Training Centre of CIRCOT, Amravati Road, P.O. Wadi, Nagpur 400 023. Telefax. +91 712 2500592. Cell No.9158507741, Email:
Tentative Training Calendar( Training programmes at GTC, Nagpur) from Apr-2013 to Dec-2013
April : 22-27, May: 20- 24, June: 17-21, July : 15-19, August: 19-23, Sept.: 16-20, Oct.: 21-25, Nov.: 18-22, Dec.: 02-06
CIRCOT receives the BEST BPD Award at the Agri-tech Investors Meet on 19-07-2013 at New Delhi.
An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (March 11-13, 2013) for Technologies on Biomass Utilisation, Focus: Particle Board and Nanocellulose was inaugurated by Dr. R. P. Kachru, Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at CIRCOT, Mumbai on March 11th, 2013. During his address Dr. Kachru appreciated the innovation-led and environment friendly technologies developed by CIRCOT for effective management of biomass, especially the cotton stalk that will not only increase farm income but will also provide impetus to rural employment through entrepreneurship development. Mr. Hemraj Singh, Chief General Manager, National Small Industries Corporation (West Zone) stressed upon the importance of the marketing for a successful enterprise and he listed the various schemes of NSIC, which facilitates marketing, credit, technology and other support services. Prof. Nandini Vaidyanathan, TED Speaker and Founder CARMa (Creating Access to Resources & Markets), Bangalore during her speech highlighted the importance of motivation for successful enterprise development and gave a brief account of strategies for the crisis management, structuring capital and marketing strategy. The delegates were also addressed by Mr. Suresh Kotak, Chairman, Kotak & Co. Ltd., Mr. Sudhir Bhargav, Member, Governing Body, ICAR. Dr. S. K. Chattopadhyay, Director, CIRCOT welcomed all the delegates and gave the background information on the purpose of organizing the EDP. Er. A.K. Bharimalla, Scientist & CPI, ZTM-BPD unit at CIRCOT presented the programme details and Dr. P. G. Patil, Head, Technology Transfer Division proposed the vote of thanks in the Inaugural function.
23 delegates from private industries, ginning & pressing industries, spinning mill owners and Govt. departments participated in this programme. Lectures on issues related to technology, marketing, legal, IPR and financial support schemes were delivered by guest faculties from IIT, Mumbai, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Future Group –Mktg Strategy, Mumbai, Mihir Mgt. Services, Mumbai, RBI, SBI, NABARD, MSME, Mumbai and Venture East, Hyderabad. Practical demonstration of CIRCOT technologies were arranged.
A panel discussion was moderated by Dr. R. P Kachru with the panelists: Mr. Sudhir Bhargav, member, ICAR Governing Body, Dr. S. S. Sreenivasan, former Director, Dr. S. K. Chattopadhyay, Director, CIRCOT, Animash Agarwal, Venture East, and Ms Ritu Verma, Ankur Capital Advisors.
Inauguration of International Training cum Exposure Programme on “Post-Harvest Management of Cotton and Value Addition to Crop Residue” at GTC of CIRCOT, Nagpur
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Minister of State for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries visited CIRCOT-12th November 2012, Mumbai