National productivity week with a theme ‘From Waste to Profits through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse’ was celebrated from 12-18 February, 2017 at ICAR-DFR, Pune, in order to increase the awareness on enhancing the productivity through modern methods, technologies, better materials and applying waste minimizing techniques.
On 16th February, 2017 essay and painting competitions were organized on the theme of National Productivity Week-2017 for the students of College of Agriculture, MPKV, Pune. About six students participated in the essay and four students participated in the painting completion.
On 17th February, 2017, open discussion on “Enhancing the productivity of Farming sector through Integrated Approach” was organised. The programme started with a brief introduction of National Productivity Week and its objective by Dr. K. V. Prasad, Director followed by an open discussion. The scientific staff from ICAR-IARI, Regional Station, Pune, ICAR-IVRI, Regional centre, Associate Dean College of Horticulture, AICRP staff from MPKV, all the scientists, SRFs, Young professionals and Assistants of ICAR-DFR, Pune actively participated in this event. The salient points that emerged in the discussion include
Dr. S. K. Sharma, Head, IARI-RS, Dr. Sunil .Masalkar, Associate Dean, College of Horticulture, MPKV andDr. Bhilegoankar, In-charge, TEC, IVRI, Pune interacting with participant.
On 18th February, 2017, ICAR-DFR organized a guest lecture on the theme “From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse” with special emphasis on waste to wealth: Making of petal and leaf embedded handmade paper by Mr. Sanjiv Shewale, Director of Handmade paper institute, Maharashtra State Khadi Development Board. He explained the rich heritage of the paper recycling efforts and the science behind the recycling. He dwelt in detail the process involved in paper making and also exhibited various samples that are made by the paper recycling institute.
During the valedictory function certificates were given away to the winners of the essay and painting competitions. The following students won the prizes
ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research,
College of Agriculture Campus Shivajinagar,
Pune 411 005,
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