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    Diamond Jubilee of ICAR-CTCRI @2023

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    One Earth. One Family. One Future

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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

Six New Varieties for Release During Golden Jubilee Annual IRC

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) has come out with six new tuber crop varieties for release. Two cassava varieties with excellent culinary qualities and less nutrient demanding will be released for Kerala state. Their NPK requirements are only 25 percent of the present recommendation and hence are ideal for agroecology-based, nature positive farming. The arrowroot variety with high rhizome yield (30 tons/hectare) and starch (5.95 tons/hectare) recommended for release in Kerala will be the first variety of arrowroot in our country. Two sweet potato hybrids are ready for release. SPH-52, a biofortified sweet potato hybrid with 24.64 tons/hectare yield and 8.57-11.4 mg/100g beta-catotene; and SPH-60, another sweet potato hybrid with 26.18 tons/hectare yield. YBH 9x10, with average yield of 24.66 tons/hectare, is a yam bean variety recommended for release in Odisha state.

ICAR-IIFSR Quinquennial Research Review Held at ICAR-CTCRI

Quinquennial Review of Research on Integrated Farming Systems, Organic and Natural farming undertaken through AICRP-IFS and AINP-OF of ICAR-IIFSR was held at ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram during 7-8 June 2024. Dr Arvind Kumar, Former VC, RLBCAU, Dr A.K. Singh, Former VC, BAU and Dr NP Singh, Member, CACP reviewed the activities. Dr G. Byju, Director, ICAR-CTCRI in his inaugural address explained achievements of CTCRI and many technologies are commercialized. He also elaborated the role and potential of tuber crops in farming systems.

CTCRI commercializes e-Crop for Rs. 17.70 lakhs on WED

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) has signed technology license agreement (TLA) with M/s Precision Grow, Mumbai and transferred the e-Crop smart farming technology for a cost of Rs. 17.70 lakhs. The TLA was signed on the occasion of world environment day celebrations at CTCRI by G. Byju, Director, CTCRI; Praveen Malik, CEO, Agrinnovate India Limited (AgIN), Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GoI, New Delhi and Bharat Patni, Director, Precision Grow, Mumbai in the presence of Santhosh Mithra, the inventor of the technology.

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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.