Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR visited ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai on 6 th May, 2016. At the Institute he visited various facilities of the Institute including the nanocellulose pilot plant producing nanocellulose and exhibition centre of the Institute. Later in the day, the Director General interacted with scientists and staff.members of the Institute. During his address, he urged the institute to emerge as a centre of excellence in cotton and other natural fibre technologies. He stressed on the need to develop technologies that are economically feasible and sustainable, The Institute should also provide incubation facility and graduate the incubatees to develop into promising start-ups. During his address, the DG emphasized that there should be self-assessment of the performance of the institute in terms of number. of technologies developed; licensed and reached to stakeholders, in addition to research publications with high citation index.. The DG congratulated the staff members for being part of the glorious history of this institute, that is marching towards its Centenary Year in 2023. Two publications were released during the occasion.