17th March, 2016, Mumbai
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers welfare visited ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai today. Minister had a discussion with the expert members and the scientist of the institute on the recent developments in the cotton sector. Dr Balyan urged the scientists to give more emphasis on development of farmer-centric technologies. In addition, to make cotton cultivation more remunerative, development of cutting edge technologies for the industry must be accelerated to have better coordination with industries and commercialization of technologies.
Dr P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT briefed the activities of the Institute Minister.
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) members of the institute were also present during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai)