CSIR-NCL Transfers Technology for Organic Farming
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune has signed a Technology Licensing Agreement with Greenvention Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Pune for integrated pest and pathogen management in agriculture using fungi and their metabolites on June 12, 2019. An eco-friendly, integrated pest management in agriculture approach has been developed at CSIR-NCL as a technology using microorganisms such as fungi and their products.
According to Dr. M. V. Deshpande, Principal Investigator of the bio-control programme (CSIRNCL), in view of recent deaths of farmers due to chemical insecticides, there is an increasing receptivity of farmers for eco-friendly microbials to control pests and pathogens. An ecofriendly, cost-effective, integrated pest management in organic farming is useful to the farmers having small land holdings and farmers who export agricultural produce that has no chemical residues.
Greenvention Biotech Pvt. Ltd. is a start-up from Uruli-Kanchan (Pune) works on several agriculture related products. Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia, Director, CSIR-NCL and Dr. Santosh Tupe, Executive Director, Greenvention Biotech signed the Technology Licensing Agreement. Dr. Subhash Chavan, Head, Organic Chemistry Division and Dr. Mukund Deshpande, Dr. Bhushan Chaudhari, Dr. Ashok Giri from Biochemical Sciences Division, Mr. G. Prabhakaran, Head Business Development were present on this occasion.
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL, http://www.ncl-india.org), Pune India is a research, development and consulting organization with a focus on chemistry and chemical engineering. It has a successful record of research partnership with industry. NCL is a flagship laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR, www.csir.res.in) which is the largest network of publicly funded research institute in India.
Greenvention (www.greenvention.in), is a Biotech Company established and run by highly qualified entrepreneurs who are scientists having vast experience in microbiology, entomology and plant pathology. The aim is to develop authentic, ethical, knowledge-based biotechnological products for the farming community at affordable cost.