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Lucknow-based CSIR-CIMAP won CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development, 2014

Sep 28, 2015 16:00 IST

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow on 26 September 2015 won the CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development (CAIRD) 2014.

CSIR-CIMAP was awarded for enhancing incomes of farm communities through Vetiver based Technological Interventions.

The award was announced on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day by the DG, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr. Girish Sahni.

CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development
The award was instituted by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the year 2006 to recognize and honour S&T innovations that have helped transform the lives of rural people.

The effort through this award, in a way, is also to give a boost to rural development through intrinsic innovation and its implementation at ground level. The award, which has emerged as a very prestigious one, carries a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees, a citation and a shield.

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