New "Rubber Roller Ginning Machine" Inaugurated by Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR

Nagpur, 24th November 2012

Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR, New Delhi has inaugurated "Rubber Roller Ginning Machine" developed by Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Mumbai at Ginning Training Centre of CIRCOT, Nagpur on 24.11.2012. Leather washers used for rollers in conventional ginning machine are replaced by rubber washers in the new innovation. This rubber roller system can increase the productivity of the gin machine by 20-25%, reduce energy consumption by 15-20% and reduce downtime for grooving roller. Machine has been developed under a public-private partnership with M/s. Millennium Rubber Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Thrissur, Kerala and joint patent has also been filed. The leaflet "Self Grooving Rubber Roller and Modified Double Roller Gin with Rubber Roller" has been released by Secretary DARE & DG, ICAR.

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Dr. Swapan Kumar Datta, DDG (Crop Sciences), ICAR, Dr. C. D. Mayee, Former Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi,  Dr. S. K. Chattopadhyay Director, CIRCOT, Dr. R.G. Dani, Vice Chancellor, Dr. PDKV,  Akola,  Dr. K. R. Kranthi, Director, CICR,  Dr. D. Sarkar,  Director, NBSS & LUP,   Dr. V. J. Shivankar, Director, NRCC were present on the occasion.

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During this occasion, Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR, has also distributed certificates to the trainee-farmers participated in training programme on Cotton Quality Based Marketing and By-product Utilization of Cotton organised by Ginning Training Centre of CIRCOT, Nagpur during Nov. 19-20, 2012.

(Source: CIRCOT, Mumbai )