24th February 2014, New Delhi
The Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur was conferred the ‘Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sansthan Samman National Award-2014’ by Mahindra Samriddhi.
Dr. K.R. Kranthi, Director, CICR, Nagpur received cash prize of Rs 2.11 lakh, shield and citation from Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industry on 24th February 2014 at New Delhi. Dr. Kranthi received award along with Dr. M.S. Yadav, Chief Technical Officer, CICR.
The institute was recognized for its innovative inventions patented as Bt detection kits which empowered farmers to identify good quality Bt seeds from spurious seeds, and for developing concepts of eco-friendly pest management, pioneering implementation of insect resistance management strategies which resulted in significant reduction in the usage of insecticides in India.
Shri Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary, Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India; Mr. Anand Mahindra, Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra; and Dr. Pawan Kumar Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment were present on the occasion.
(Source: CICR, Nagpur)