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“National Laboratory for Assessment of Trash and Contamination in Cotton” inaugurated

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19 July 2022, New Delhi: Dr. S.N. Jha, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR inaugurated the “National Laboratory for Assessment of Trash and Contamination in Cotton (NLATCC)” at the ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra today.

Delivering his address, Dr. Jha stressed on the need for popularizing the technology developed by the Institute among the various stakeholders and students’ communities. The DDG also suggested the participation of the Cotton Sector Institutions in the various activities to be undertaken for the ICAR-CIRCOT Centenary Celebrations in 2024.

Dr. Sujata Saxena, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai briefed about the various research activities, Skill & Entrepreneurship Development and Funding Support Programmes to the Agri-Start-Ups being carried out at the Institute.

Dr. A.J. Shaikh, Former Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai urged for undertaking more scientific research in the value-addition to Cotton Seed.

The Lab has been established for the quantitative evaluation of the trash and contamination in Cotton and has the capability of measuring the trash content of about 300 Samples per 8 Hrs. shifts as per standard methods. The facility aims to facilitate the Cotton quality assessment and reduce contamination level in Indian Cotton.

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