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MoU Signed for Promotion of Naturally Colored Cotton Production

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan
ICAR Circot

The ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai; Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola and ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur signed a Tri-Partite Memorandum of Understanding at the ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai on 25th July 2019.

The MoU was inked for the Promotion of Naturally Colored Cotton production and its value-addition.

Dr. V.M. Bhale, Vice-Chancellor, PDKV presided over the ceremony. Dr. Bhale applauded the ICAR-CIRCOT’s initiated efforts in the creation of value to the naturally colored cotton. He highlighted that the ICAR-CICR has provided the seed of the colored cotton and the naturally colored cotton production is being taken up in 50 acres of farm land at PDKV under the programme. He stated that this initiative will serve as a field demonstration to the farmers. The cotton obtained will be processed by the ICAR-CIRCOT for making the value-added products.

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Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT shared the appreciation received for the naturally colored cotton product developed by the Institute. He also acknowledged the ICAR-CIRCOT’s staff members in the development of the process for the value-addition to the naturally colored cotton.

Dr. Vilas Kharche, Director (Research), Dr. PDKV, Akola was also present during the occasion.

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