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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

ICAR-CRP ON VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute hosted the Annual Review meeting (2018-2019) of the “ICAR-Consortium Research Platform on Vaccines and Diagnostics” at Thiruvananthapuram during 29 to 30 January, 2020.
Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences and Fisheries) in his inaugural address stressed the need and importance of diagnostics and vaccines in order to meet the challenges posed due to climate change and emergence many new diseases. He insisted all the PIs to concentrate more on innovative diagnostic strategies and vaccination technologies for the health of plant/ animal/ fish. In view of wide usage, he also emphasizes the commercialization of the effective technologies and how effectively it could be taken to farmers.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, ADG (Animal Health) urged the need for assessing the impact of technologies compared to the existing and need to formulate projects involving agriculture, veterinary and fisheries sectors for the next five years based on the outcome of the present one and future requirement.

WORLD SOIL DAY 2019 CELEBRATION AT ICAR- CTCRI

The world soil day 2019 was celebrated at ICAR-CTCRI on 05 December 2019 by organizing a function at 11.00 am in the Millennium Hall of the Institute. The function was presided by Dr. V. Ravi, Director (Acting),ICAR-CTCRI. The World Soil Day pledge in English and Malayalam was administered respectively by Dr. V. Ravi and Dr. Susan John, K. Professor (Dr.) K.N. Harilal, Member, Kerala State Planning Board was the Chief guest of the function and he delivered the key note address focussing on the 'Significance of soil in the well being of the Universe as whole'.

Constitution day celebrations 2019 at ICAR-CTCRI

The constitution day celebrations at ICAR-CTCRI initiated with the formation of a Committee by the director to coordinate various events and competitions in connection with constitution day. As a part of the constitution day celebrations, a banner was displayed at the entrance of the Institute for view of the general public. An elocution competition on “Constitution in everyday life” was conducted on 22.11.2019 followed by quiz competition regarding Indian constitution was also conducted on 25.11.2019. All the staff and students of ICAR-CTCRI participated in the above mentioned events

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.