New Delhi, September 24: On the occasion of 75th anniversary of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), PM Narendra Modi dedicated 7 new indigenously developed plant species to the nation and interacted with farmers on Monday at Vigyan Bhawan.
The new varieties of plants which are developed by CSIR’s laboratories, especially the Central institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) have ornamental and medicinal qualities. These include lemondrass, citronella, vitiver and canna lily plants.
While marking the CSIR’s 75th Foundation Day, he said, “No country would progress without the use of science and technology”. CSIR’s tremendous contribution to the nation in the last 75 years has increased our hopes and desires.”
He also stressed upon the sensitive issues like mitigating the gaps between science and research to the industry and common user. Moreover, the new inventions need to be communicated to common man also by abridging those gaps said Modi.
He also encouraged farmers through video conferencing to brand their products for effective marketing. He suggested a farmer from Tamil Nadu to name their products for unique identity which will enhance their marketing prospects. Further, he praised a botany student who was a farmer from Jorhat, for his spirit of farming despite being a student.