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ICAR organized One day Annual Review Workshop for CRP on Natural Fibres

CRP on Natural Fibre (CRP- NF) is one of the platform projects approved under Agri-CRP by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). ICAR-CIRCOT is the lead centre of the project for implementing CRP-NF project. The Agricultural Engineering SMD of ICAR has organized one day Annual Review Workshop for CRP on Natural Fibres on 15.03.2019 at College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore under the chairmanship of Hon’ble DDG (Agri. Engineering) DR. K. Alagusundaram. Dr. S.N. Jha, ADG (PE) and Dr. B.S. Bisht, Former Vice Chancellor of GB Pant University of Agricultural and Technology chaired the Review workshop. Dr. A.S.M. Raja Principal Scientist and Lead Centre Project Co-coordinator (LC-PC) presented the overall progress of the project and also acted as Rapporteur for the session along with Dr. S.K. Shukla, Principal Scientist, ICAR- CIRCOT.  Principle Investigators of all the projects from lead as well as cooperating centres namely ICAR-NIRJAFT, Kolkata, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore participated in the workshop and presented their progress of their respective projects. Dr.S.N. Jha expressed his satisfaction about the overall progress of the project. However, he informed that the progress can be further improved to achieve the desired results in timely manner. Dr.B.S.Bisht in his concluding remarks asked all the PIs to incorporate principles like Artificial intelligence, Internet of things, robotics, nano and bio technologies while executing the research projects to meet the requirements of stake holders. 


Skill development programme organized for supporting staff of ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai

Training on Skill Development for Supporting Staff was organized on 12th March 2019 at this Institute. Six participants have attended this training programme. This programme comprised of lectures and group interactions covering the subject areas of motivation, team work, positive thinking, awareness about general administration, leave rules and record keeping. Dr. P. G. Patil inaugurated the training and taught the trainees about the importance of punctuality, self-responsibility, team work, positive thinking and SWOT analysis of oneself. He also arranged for a group-practical session to reiterate the trainees about the importance of winning together in a team. Other resource persons of this training programme were Dr. V. G. Arude, Dr. P.S. Deshmukh, Shri. S. V. Kokane, Shri. Sunil Kumar and Mrs. Sujata Koshy. This training programme was organized by Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, HRD Nodal Officer and Dr. T. Senthilkumar, HRD Co-Nodal Officer. The programme ended with feedback session and certificates distribution. 



Research Advisory Committee Meeting held at ICAR-CIRCOT

The 25th Research Advisory committee (RAC) meeting was held during 26-27 February, 2019 in the Conference room to review the progress of research during the last year. Dr. Nawab Ali, Chairman, RAC presided over the meeting. Members of RAC Dr. G. S. Nadiger, Former Director of Laboratories, Textiles Committee, Mumbai, Dr. Narendra G Shah, Professor, Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, IIT, Mumbai, Dr. B. K. Behera, Head, Department of Textile Technology, IIT, New Delhi, Dr. Debasis Nag, Former Director, NIRJAFT (now NINFET) and Dr. S. N. Jha, ADG (PE), ICAR were present. Members of the Institute Management committee and representative of farmers Shri D. B. Sawale Patil, and Smt. K. S. Somvanshi also attended the meeting.
Dr. P. G. Patil, Director presented the overall achievements of the institute in his welcome speech. Dr. V. G. Arude, Member Secretary RAC presented the action taken report on 24th RAC proceedings. The progress of research work for past one year was presented and the committee appreciated the contributions made by institute in the area of research, skill development, commercialization and revenue generation. The committee deliberated on the work being done and provided valuable inputs and directions for future course of research. 
A publication in Hindi “ICAR-CIRCOT - Rooprekha” was released by the RAC chairman and members.  A MoU was signed between ICAR-CIRCOT and M/s. Plantebase Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai for “Development of starch based film for packaging” during the meeting.
RAC member Dr. Narenedra G. Shah, Professor, Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai delivered a lecture on "Choosing a Research Problem and Delivering a Prototype Solution: Some Case Studies in Agro-process Engineering" on 27-02-2019.   

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