12th December 2014, Mumbai
ICAR-Central Institute of Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai organized a three-day training programme on “Basics of Nanotechnology and its Application” (8-12 December, 2014).
Dr. C.D. Mayee, Former Chairman, ASRB speaking as Chief Guest of valedictory function emphasized the need for nano technological intervention in agriculture, nutrients and pesticide formulation to improve the input use efficiency and to reduce their requirements, so that the cost of production will be reduced by which farmers will be benefitted.
Dr. A.J. Shaikh, Former Director, ICAR-CIRCOT was present as Guest of Honour. He appreciated the training programme and suggested that CIRCOT should organise a National Seminar on ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture’ so that large number of stakeholders will be aware of the various applications of this newly emerged technology.
Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT welcomed dignitaries and briefed about the involvement of this institute in the field of nanotechnology and the efforts taken to popularize this technology in agriculture and allied subjects.
Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Senior Scientist and Course Director briefed about this training programme and the future possibilities in continuing the relationship by collaborative research work, contract research and various other modes based on mutual understanding.
Twelve participants from Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra attended this programme; among which, two were from industries and ten are from research/academia.
Er. A.K. Bharimalla, Senior Scientist & Course Coordinator proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai)