Mar. 9, 2023
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) organized ″One Week One Lab″ program being held from 7th – 12th March 2023 at CSIR-IICT premises at Hyderabad, India.
The Inaugural Function and Industry Meet was held on 7th March 2023 and the program included lectures and product launch, round table meet, exhibitions etc which was attended by Scientists; senior executives from health care, chemical, agrochemical and biotech sector; research students and others. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Science and Technology presided the program as Chief Guest. Mr. Pradip Dave, President – PMFAI and Chairman, Aimco Pesticides Ltd. was Guest of Honour in the function. Mr. Pradip Dave was honoured by the Hon’ble Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh.
The week long program is showcasing CSIR-IICT’s contributions in Science, Technology and Innovations, during last eight decades of continued journey since its inception in 1944. The weeklong program to continue till 12th March 2023 to include programs and celebrations of International Women’s Day; Kisan Mela & Technologies for Society; Researchers Conclave; Outreach and Valedictory.
PMFAI being the largest and oldest national association representing Agrochemical / Pesticide Industry in India, has been closely working with CSIR-IICT for last several years on Mission Mode Projects for indigenously developing Pesticide molecules (Technical Grade Pesticides and Intermediates) which helped progress of Indian Agrochemical manufacturing sector. CSIR-IICT in collaboration with PMFAI & Indian industries developed many Technical Grade Pesticides and Intermediates for which Indian industries were dependent on complete imports. IICT has also played leading role in developing synthetic pyrethroids. Today, India is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of synthetic pyrethroids in the world with products like Deltamethrin, Cypermethrin, Fenvalarate, Bifenthrin, Permethrin etc.
The long association contributed to the growth of Indian Pesticide Industry to become 4th largest producer of Pesticides in the world after US, Japan and China with approximate market size of Rs.73,000 crores,. Presently, India exports about Rs.38,000 crores worth pesticides to global markets, almost 90% of which is mainly by Indian companies. This achievement made possible with lots of efforts by PMFAI and Indian Industries with active support from Government and various research institutions, in which CSIR-IICT played key role.