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    World's only one research institute doing research exclusively on tropical tuber crops

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    Development of strategies and products for managing pests and diseases affecting tropical tuber crops

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    Collection and conservation of germplasm and improvements of different tuber crops.

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    Developing new agro techniques for tropical tuber crops in different agro climatic regions

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    Value addition and post harvest processing of tropical tuber crops.

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    Transferring the technologies to the clienteles

DDG (Horticultural Sciences),ICAR

Dr.A.K.Singh, joined as DDG (Horticultural Sciences), ICAR. Director and staff of ICAR-CTCRI wish him all the best for the new assignment and looking forward for a period of remarkable achievements and hope that under his able leadership, wisdom and guidance horticulture sector of the country will reach greater heights.

NEWS & EVENTS
PANJABRAO DESHMUKH OUTSTANDING WOMAN SCIENTISTS AWARD 2016

Dr.Archana Mukherjee, Director, ICAR-CTCRI has bagged the prestigious PANJABRAO DESHMUKH OUTSTANDING WOMAN SCIENTISTS AWARD 2016 instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi . We the staff members of ICAR-CTCRI congratulate our Director for receiving the award.

54th Foundation Day Celebration

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Sreekariyam celebrated its 54 th Foundation Day on 29 July 2017. Shri. Teeka Ram Meena IAS, Principal Secretary (Agriculture) and Agricultural Production Commissioner, Government of Kerala inaugurated the programme and delivered inaugural address. In his address, the Chief Guest appreciated the scientists and other staff members of ICAR-CTCRI for their contributions made in tropical tuber crops sector. He emphasised the need for developing demand driven and farmer friendly technologies to make the farming profitable. Smt. K. C. Rugmini Devi, Managing Director, Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium and Shri. Ravinder Jit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Agri Innovate India offered felicitations.

HH Sree Visakham Thirunal Endowment Lecture, 2017

Seventh HH Visakham Thirunal Endowment lecture was held at ICAR-CTCRI on May 18, 2017. The function was organized by Indian Society for Root Crops (ISRC) in collaboration with ICAR-CTCRI. This years' lecture was delivered by World Food Prize laureate Dr.Jan Low, Leader, Sweet potato for Profit and Health Initiative, International Potato Center, Kenya. Topic of her lecture was on "Developing and Disseminating Biofortified Sweet Potato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Technical and Social Perspectives". About 200 participants attended the function.

National Productivity Week Celebration at ICAR-CTCRI

The “National Productivity Week” was celebrated at ICAR-CTCRI from 12-18 February, 2017 at the Institute Head Quarters at Thiruvananthapuram. The inaugural ceremony was flagged off by Dr. Janakiram, Assistant Director General (Horticulture) on 13.02.2017 at ICAR-CTCRI. A series of competitions were held for the staff and students of the Institute on the theme Waste to Profits. On 18th February the valedictory function was conducted at the Institute. Shri. L.P.Chither, Director, Suchitwa Mission, Government of Kerala was the chief guest.

PUBLICATIONS

CTCRI Vision 2050 provides an oppurtunity to evaluate the relevance of tropical tuber crops in food security by introspecting the accomplishment and visualizing the challenges this sector may face in future. It also critically examines possible scenario of operating environment.