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.