CIFT, Cochin Receives Technology Innovation Award

 17 July, 2014, New Delhi

A team of researchers from the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin, received the 4th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastics Processing Industry (Runner Up) in the field of Polymer Science and Technology.

The award was presented by Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India Shri Ananth Kumar. Also present was Shri Nihal Chand, MoS, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India. The award was presented on July 17, 2014 at a function held at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi.

The award is instituted by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India and was presented to the team for their work on "Upgradation of Treated Rubberwood Using FRP Sheathing for Fishing Boat Construction". Dr. Leela Edwin, Principal Scientist and Head of Fishing Technology Division is the team leader. Others  team members are Dr. P Muhamed Ashraf, Dr. Nikita Gopal, Dr. M Ajith Peter, Dr. A Sreeja, Dr. Saly N Thomas and Dr. B Meenakumari.

(Source: CIFT, Cochin)