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ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute

Kasaragod 671124 Kerala

FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATION

 

‘Let ICAR-CPCRI elegantly conquer the heights like coconut palm, abundantly bear the goodness like arecanut palm, and be loved like a chocolate’, said Dr. B.N.S. Murthy Horticulture Commissioner, Government of India. He was delivering the Foundation Day Address at ICAR-CPCRI on 5th January 2020.

From world’s first hybrid in coconut to QR code labelled coconut seedlings, the Institute stood first in the country and in the world on many technologies, resources and services, he observed.  However, he further added that the larger challenge of the Institute is to ensure financial security to the coconut, arecanut and cocoa farmers.  Dr. Murthy also inaugurated the custom hiring centre of KVK.

Various programmes were organized at ICAR-CPCRI in connection with the 104th Foundation Day that include walk and talk on farming experiments by scientists and technical staff; EDP on use of mechanical climbing devices benefitting 38 rural youths belonging to Scheduled Castes Community and distribution of climbing devices (under SCSP); release of publications; launch of new products; exchange of MoAs with entrepreneurs on business incubation and technology transfer; and entertainment programme by members of staff recreation club.  

The former Directors of the Institute (Dr. K.U.K. Nampoothiri, Dr. George V. Thomas, and Dr. P. Chowdappa) were felicitated in the meeting.

Outstanding performances of the Institute staff were rewarded during the programme. Dr. BNS Murthi has given away the Best Technical Staff Award to Shri Chandra Nairy, ICAR-CPCRI, RC, Kidu, the Best Administrative Staff Award to Shri T.N. Vidyadharan, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod and the Best Skilled Support Staff Award to Shri BalappaGowda, ICAR-CPCRI, RC, Kidu, during the programme.

The following publications were released on the occasion:

Impact of mandate crops research

• Proceedings of International Meet on Asia Pacific Cocoa Breeders' Working Group

• Directory of Incubatees of Agri-Business Incubation Centre, ICAR-CPCRI

•Technologies for value added coconut products

• Package of Practices of Arecanut (Malayalam)

• Disease management folders on coconut - Bud rot, Tanjavur Wilt, Stem bleeding

(in Malayalam)

The two products launched on the Foundation Day were: KalpaVermiwash and Kalpa Bean-to-Bite Chocolate.

Two incubatees were scouted and exchanged MoA:  The Panchamal Agro & Horticulture Farmer Producer Co. Ltd., (for production of coconut value added products) and Kudumbasree (for marketing of ICAR-products).

M/s Stone Hat Technologies, Coimbatore signed MoA for technology know-how for manufacturing the coconut trimming machine.

Dr. Anitha Karun, Act. Director welcomed the gathering and made a presentation on research highlights and future thrust.  Dr. M. GangadharaNayak, Act. Director, ICAR-DCR, Puttur and Dr. V  Ravi, Act. Director, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram, offered felicitations.  Dr. K. Muralidharan, Act. Head, Social Sciences proposed vote of thanks.

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Inauguration of the ICAR-CPCRI Foundation Day programme by Dr. B.N.S. Murthy, Horticulture Commissioner, Government of India

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Release of publications during the ICAR-CPCRI Foundation Day programme

 

Honouring Dr. P. Chowdappa, former Director, ICAR-CPCRI during the Foundation Day programme

 

Honouring Dr. George V. Thomas, former Director, ICAR-CPCRI during the Foundation Day programme

 

Honouring Dr. K.U.K. Nampoothiri, former Director, ICAR-CPCRI during the Foundation Day programme

Dr. B.N.S. Murthy, Horticulture Commissioner, Government of India,handing over coconut  climbing device  during ICAR-CPCRI Foundation Day programme

 

 

                           

            

Exchange MoA with  incubatees

               

Award to the Best Administrative Staff: Shri TN Vidyadharan     
 

Award to the Best Technical staff: Shri Chandra Nairy

 Award to the Best Skilled Support Staff:  Shri Balappa Gowda

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ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute
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Kasaragod,Kerala, 671124

Last Updated on : 21 / January / 2020


 


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