The 55th Institute Management Committee was held on 1st October. 2019 under the Chairmanship of Dr. V. N. Waghmare, Director, ICAR-CICR, Nagpur. At the outset, Sh. A. A. Goswami. SAO & Member Secretary (IMC) welcomed Dr. V. N. Waghmare, Director & Chairman (IMC), ICAR-CICR. Nagpur and other members of IMC including Joint Director of Agriculture, Govt, of Maharashtra. Division Nagpur and special invitees. Later Dr. Waghmare gave his introductory remarks and briefed IMC members regarding significance of this meeting and also highlighted the research activities and achievements of the Institute for the year 2018-19 and various other outreach activities undertaken during the period.
The hon’ble members of IMC made some suggestions with permission of Chairman, IMC. These are as under:
The 53rd Institute Management Committee was held on 30 October, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. R. Kranthi, Director, ICAR – CICR. Nagpur. At the outset, Sh. Sachin Agnihotri, Senior Administrative Officer, Member Secretary welcomed Dr. K. R. Kranthi, Director ICAR – CICR & Chairman, IMC, Dr. R. G. Dani, Vice Chancellor, Dr. PDKV, Akola and other members of IMC including special invitees.
Dr. K. R. Kranthi, Director CICR and Chairman IMC gave his introductory remarks and briefed IMC members regarding significance of this meeting. He apprised the IMC Members about the present status of EFC approved items like construction of compound wall and roads at Hqrs Nagpur, status of purchase of equipment approved under the EFC. The IMC members also recommended for construction of compound wall at Headquarters Nagpur on priority keeping in view the security of the institute. Dr. M. V. Venugopalan, In-charge PME Cell, briefed about the salient research achievements and these were further substantiated by the Heads of the Divisions. The meeting ended with vote of thanks proposed by Member Secretary.Institute Research Committee (IRC) meeting
The Annual Institute Research Committee (IRC 2016) meeting of CICR was held during 17 -19 & 24 March 2016 at CICR, Nagpur. Dr K. R. Kranthi Director CICR Nagpur chaired the meeting. Chairman in his introductory speech, lauded the remarkable contributions by scientists in cotton R & D especially developing cotton picker, nitrogen Guru, light traps etc. Chairman expressed concern over current year national issues like whitefly menace in north India and development of resistance by pink bollworm to Bt cotton in several states of central and south India. Dr. M. V. Venugopalan presented recommendations of Research Advisory Committee meeting held on 16- 17 October 2015. Dr. Vinita Gotmare presented report of Research Framework Document (RFD) of the Institute. Dr. V. S. Nagrare presented Action Taken Report of the IRC 2015. All the completed, ongoing and new projects were reviewed critically. On this occasion IRC felicitated Dr. SESA Khader, Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) CICR, RS, Coimbatore who is due to retire in the month of May 2016. All the scientists from CICR, Nagpur, CICR RS, Coimbatore and CICR RS, Sirsa attended the meeting. All the scientists took active part in the discussions on the progress of on-going projects and formulation of new projects as well as plan of work for 2016-17. Dr. Sunil Mahajan & Dr. H. B. Santosh of Crop improvement, Dr. Anuradha Narala & Dr. A. Manikandan of Crop Production, Dr. Shailesh Gawande & Mr T. Prabhulinga Crop Protection and Mr. Joy Das & Mr. Rakesh Kumar of Biotechnology section served as Rapporteurs. Dr. V. S. Nagrare, Secretary IRC and Dr J.H. Meshram Joint Secretary IRC coordinated the meeting.
The 52nd Institute Management Committee (IMC) meeting was held on 12th March 2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. R Kranthi, Director, CICR, Nagpur.
At the outset, Shri. Sachin Agnihotri, Sr. Administrative Officer and Member Secretary welcomed the Director, CICR and Chairman, IMC, Dr. R.G. Dani, Vice Chancellor, Dr. PDKV, Akola other members of IMC and special invitees.
Dr. K.R Kranthi, Director OCR & Chairman, IMC in his introductory remark mentioned that non¬official members of IMC are yet to be nominated by Council. The major agenda was to seek recommen¬dations of the committee for purchase of equipment, furniture & fixtures and execution of works approved in XII Plan for the year 14-15 and 15-16 to be taken on priority and for processing of the same under B.E. of 2015-16. The chairman stressed that the construction of boundary wall has to be taken at HQ. Nagpur on priority basis. Further, Dr. M. V. Venugopalan, I/c PME Cell summarized the research highlights of the institute.
Dr. R. G. Dani, Vice Chancellor, Dr. PDKV, Akola expressed satisfaction over the research work conducted at CICR and was particularly impressed with the initiatives on high density planting system and screening for CLCuV disease. He emphasized that both CICR, Nagpur and Dr. PDKV, Akola are situated in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and have a huge responsibility of redressing the problems related to agriculture, with reference to cotton and soybean. He also stressed upon the social distress among the farmers of Vidarbha which is highly vulnerable to climate variability and extremes. Further, he suggested that CICR should implement the recommendations outlined in the QRT report of CICR and AK’RP on Cotton submitted under the Chairmanship of Dr. C.D. Mayee, Former Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi. Shri. G.C. Prasad, SFAO, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur expressed satisfaction over the expenditure pattern and the resources generated by the institute. Dr Jagdish Prasad, Principal Scientist, NBSS & LUP, Nagpur stressed the need of purchasing scientific research equipments on priority basis. Dr. A.D Huchhe, Principal Scientist, CCRI, Nagpur recommended planting citrus trees in the Institute farm.
The 51st Institute Management Committee (IMC) meeting was held on 21stAugust 2013 under the Chairmanship of Dr, K.R. Kranthi, Director. CICR, Nagpur. The meeting was attended by the following member.
Dr. K.R. Kranthi. Director CICR & Chairman, IMC mentioned that this session of IMC was specially convened to facilitate an interactive meeting of the Chairman, QRT with the IMC for the presentation of the recommendations of QRT. The other major agenda was seeking approval of the committee for purchase of equipment, furniture & fixtures and execution of works proposed in XII Plan to be taken on priority as per ICAR guidelines and for proposing the same under R.E. of 2013-14. This is necessary as the XII Plan is yet to be approved by the Council. Elaborating on further, the Chairman informed that a recent accidental fire gutted the Bt. referral lab and the lab needs to be renovated. Losses caused due to the fire are being examined by the CPWD to write off the material damaged and the final report is awaited. Additionally, the training hall inaugurated on 12th Nov. 2012 needs to be furnished and fitted with audio-visual aids/fixtures to make it functional. Essential equipments are needed to carry forward the newly launched E-kapas programme (under TMC) which intends to connect farmers through voice mail.
The IMC unanimously recommended for approval from Council for purchase of proposed instruments, furniture/fixtures and also for renovation works.
Dr. R. G. Dani, Vice Chancellor, PDKV informed that with 93% of the area under Bt hybrids, there are few takers for varieties like AKH 081 and AKA 7 even though these have a good potential under HOPS. Dr. Dani mentioned about the MoU signed with CICR and hoped that this would enhance the quality of PG research at Dr. PDKV and the collaborative programmes on biotechnology will be strengthened.
Shri. Sharad Tasare, Ex-MLA, Amravati appreciated the new initiatives in cotton by CICR but appealed the research community to work hard to restore the confidence of farmers in the cotton production system so that they will get returns from the crop in commensura¬tion with the investment made.
Shri. G. C. Prasad, SFAO, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur express¬ed satisfaction over the expenditure pattern and the resources generated of the institute. He added that the equipments / works / furniture / fixtures proposed are essential and need to be attended on priority.
Shri. R.B. Chalwade, Superintendent Agriculture Officer, Nagpur who represented the Joint Director of Agriculture, Nagpur endorsed that the farmers of the region are showing keen interest on two technologies – HDPS in cotton and broad bed- furrow system. He also informed that the cotton area in Nagpur division in 2013- 14 was 419800 ha.
The 50th Meeting of Institute Management Committee of CICR, Nagpur was held on 16th June, 2012 at CICR, Nagpur under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. R. Kranthi, Director, CICR, Nagpur. The following Committee Members were present during the meeting:
The Committee members noted the progress on Financial Management / Progress of works/ Farm Development I KVK activities and Research Achievements of the Institute and expressed their satisfaction. The meeting ended with thanks to Chair and the Members by the Member Secretary.
The 49th Meeting of Institute Management Committee of CICR, Nagpur was held on 10 May 2011 at CICR. Nagpur under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. R. Kranthi. Director, CICR. Nagpur.The following Committee Members were present during the meeting:
The Committee members noted the progress on Financial Management / Progress of works/ Farm Development / KVK activities and Research Achievements of the Institute and expressed their Satisfaction. the meeting ended with thanks to Chair and the Members by the Member Secretary.
The 47th Institute Management Committee of CICR, Nagpurwas held on May 27, 2009 at CICR, Nagpur. Dr. K. R. Kranthi Acting Director CICR. Nagpur; Dr. O. P. Tuteja, Principal Scientist. CICR (RS), Sirsa; Dr. K. N. Gururajan, Principal Scientist. CICR (RS), Coimbatore: Dr. K. B. Hebbar. Principal Scientist. USS, Bhopal; Dr. (Mrs.) Vinta Gotmate, Sr. Scientist, CICR, Nagpur; Dr. Nandini Gokte-Narkhedkar, 1/c. Admn. Officer CICR attended the meeting. Other special invitees were Dr. S. N. Puri, Hon’ble V.C. Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal & Chairman, QRT; Dr. N. Gopalakrishanan, PC & Head Regional Station. Coimbatore, Dr. D. Monga Regional Station. Sirsa, Dr. P. R. Bharambe, Head Crop Production Division CICR. Nagpur. Dr. R. K. Deshmukh, 1/c HOD, Crop Improvement, CICR Nagpur; Shri M. K. Meshram, Scientist Incharge, KVK. Nagpur and Shri Devesh Nigam, Finance & Account officer.
At the outset Dr. P. R, Bharambe. Head Division of Crop Production welcomed the Director, CICR and Chairman. IMC. Dr. S. N. Puri and other Hon’ble members of IMC. He also, mentioned that this session was specially convened to facilitate the presentation of the recommendations of QRT. Director, CICR briefly outlined the recent R & 0 achievements of the Institute. He highlighted the release of two Bt transgenic cotton from public sector viz. BN Bt hirsutum variety and NHH 44 Intra hirsutum hybrid as major achievements. Dr. S.N. Puri, Hon’ble VC, CAU. Imphal and Chairman QRT, CICR Nagpur at the’ outset complimented the research of CICR and AICCIP for the excellent work carried out during the review period. He’ expressed that the main concern: of QRT was regarding the introduction of public sector transgenic into the market. The main recommendations of the QRT pertaining of CICR and AICCIP were also discussed. The meeting ended with thanks to Chair and the members by the Members Secretary.
Forty sixth Institute Management Committee meeting was conducted on 4th Feb, 2009 at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur.
The following are the major recommendations of the committee:
Forty fourth Institute Management Committee meeting was held at CICR. Nagpur on 1st February, 2006 at CICR. Nagpur under the Chairmanship of Dr. B. M Khadi, Director, CICR. Nagpur. The meeting was attended by the following members.
The Institute Management Committee meeting was held on 10th December, 2004 during the y ear 2004-05 at CICR. Regional Station. Coimbatore under the Chairmanship of Dr. P. Singh, Director (Acting). The proceedings of 43rd Institute Management Committee meeting were approved by the ICAR.Major recommendations:
The institute management committee was held on 18th October, 2003 during the year 2003-04 at CICR. Nagpur under the chairmanship of Dr. Phundan Singh, Director. The proceedings of the meeting was approved by the ICAR.Major recommendations:
Institute Management Committee meeting was held twice during 2002-03 on 18th June, 2002 and 3rd Feb, 03 at CICR. Regional Station Sirsa and Coimbatore respectively under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. D. Mayee. The proceedings of both the meetings were approved by the ICAR.The following are the major recommen¬dations:
Institute Management Committee meeting twice during 2001-2002 on 10.07.2001 and 06.02.2002 under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. D. Mayee. Director, CICR, Nagpur. The proceedings of the meetings were approved by the ICAR. The following are the major decisions.
The 30th meeting of Management Commit¬tee held on 12th July, 1994 at CICR, Nagpur. The following members could not attend the meeting due to their preoccupation.
Shri. Mahiram, Smt. Prabhawati Ojha, Dr. S. S. Bains, Dr. N. D. Patil and Dr. A. K. Raheja
At the outset Dr. A. K. Basu, Director, CICR, cum chairman welcomed all the members and introduced the new members. Dr. Basu outlined the progress made by the Institute. The agenda items were discussed during the meeting and several important decisions were taken.1992-93 : MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
President of ICAR Society has re¬constituted the Management Committee of the Central Institute for Cotton Re¬search, Nagpur for a term of 3 years with effect from Nov. 11,1992. Following are the members of new Management Com¬mittee.
The 27th meeting of Management Committee was held on Jan.12,1993 at CICR, Nagpur. At the outset Dr. A. K. Basu, Director, CICR accorded a welcome to all the members. The non-official members who were attending this meeting for the first time were introduced to the other members. Dr. Basu outlined the mandate of the Institute, organiza¬tional set up and progress made by the Institute. Members were apprised of the development activities.1991-92 : Institute Management Committee (IMC)