Dr. Tejaswi S Naik, PS to Agriculture Minister, visits ICAR-CIRCOT

Dr. Tejaswi S Naik, IAS, Private Secretary to the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, visited ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai on February 17, 2024.

Dr. Naik visited various laboratories within the Institutes and engaged in discussions with the scientists regarding the ongoing research activities. In the subsequent meeting, Dr. S. K. Shukla, the Director, presented an overview of the progress in research, technology licensing, training, incubation, and consultancy activities conducted at the Institute. Dr. Shukla also emphasized the need for bolstering the Institute in terms of manpower and infrastructure.

Dr. Naik emphasized the necessity to establish collaborations with various research organizations and secure project funding from external agencies, not only within India but also from foreign institutions. He underscored the importance of adopting advanced technologies for the benefit of the farming community and emphasized the need to focus on strategies to increase revenue for self-sustainability.

The meeting ended with the vote of thanks.