TECHNO INCUBATION CENTRE OF TUBER CROPS, INAGURATED
Techno incubation Centre of Tuber Crops was inaugurated by Shri. Oommen Chandy, the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala on 31st July, 2014 at CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram. The centre was set up with the financial aid from Government of Kerala to help small scale entrepreneurs to manufacture their product from tuber crops in their own brand name. The Chief Minister promised all help to the centre and he called upon young entrepreneurs to come forward and utilize this facility.
OUR SCIENTISTS BAG NATIONAL AWARD
A Team of Scientists comprising Dr. J.T. Sheriff, Dr. M.S. Sajeev, Dr. A.N. Jyothi (Principal Scientists) and Smt. L. Rajalekshmy, (Technical Officer), under the leadership of Dr. G. Padmaja (Head, Crop Utilization), CTCRI, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram won the prestigious ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences for 2011-12,
World Food production must be doubled by the mid-21st century to feed a world population that is projected to increase from the current 6.4 billion to 9 billion using less land, far less water, and fewer nutrients in the background of negative effects of climate change on cereals. Besides, growing biofuel driven demand for grain crops (corn and oil seeds) and sugar cane is also increasing the pressure on food demand. Tuber crops constitute the important link to fill the food security gap with the ability to respond to climate change in an efficient manner.