ICAR-Central Institute of Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, organized a three-day training programme on ‘Basics of Nanotechnology and its Application’.
In his address, Dr. CD Mayee, former Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) emphasised 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 benefited.
Dr. AJ Shaikh, former Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, expressed his appreciation of the training programme, and suggested that CIRCOT should organise a national seminar on ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture’ so that the large number of stakeholders will be aware of the various applications of this newly emerged technology.
Dr. PG Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, briefed about the involvement of this institute in the field of nanotechnology and the efforts taken to popularise 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.