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CSB signs collaborative agreements with ten companies at Bharat Tex 2024


During the prestigious Bharat Tex 2024 expo held at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi, the Central Silk Board (CSB) inked ten significant Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs). These agreements marked pivotal collaborations and advancements in the textile sector, underscoring the Union Ministry of Textiles' initiatives.

Among the notable MoUs was the pivotal agreement facilitating the transfer of commercialisation rights for two groundbreaking innovations engineered by the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Mysuru. Spearheading this endeavor was Dr Gandhi Doss S, Director, CSRTI, who orchestrated the acquisition. The innovations encompassed a Solid Bio 

Formulation designed to combat root rot, developed under the leadership of Dr Arunakumar G S, Scientist-C, and the revolutionary chitin/chitosan extraction process from sericulture waste, pioneered by Dr Madhusudan K N, Scientist D, along with Mr Pro.

The MOU signing ceremony welcomed distinguished guests, including the Darshana Vikram Jardoshi, Union Minister of State for Textiles, who graced the occasion as the chief guest. Rachana Shah, IAS, Secretary Textiles, and Prajyakta L Verma, Joint Secretary, Textiles (Natural Fibers), added to the grandeur of the event with their presence.

Notable figures from the Central Silk Board and CSRTI were also in attendance to witness the historic agreements unfold. P Sivakumar, the Member Secretary and CEO, Central Silk Board, Bengaluru, Dr Mathira Moorthy S, Director (Tech), CSB-Bengaluru, and Dr Madhusudhan K N, Scientist – D, contributed their expertise and support to the momentous occasion.

Chamarajanagar-based Azymus Life Science and Rainbow Agrotech, located in Kadapa, emerged as key stakeholders by acquiring technologies related to chitin/chitosan extraction and Mr Pro technologies, respectively.



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