NRDC signed agreements for commercialization of Ghar Sodhon

May 4, 2016 10:09 IST

Ghar Sodhon: A room disinfectant for silkworm rearing houses and appliances.

Ghar Sodhon, a room disinfectant for silkworm rearing houses and appliances, was in news on 3 May 2016.

It came in news after the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), under the Union Ministry of Science & Technology inked licence agreements with M/s Nabagram Resham Shilpa Unnayan Cooperative Society Ltd and M/s Dariapur Rural Development Society, Kalia Chak of West Bengal for the commercialization of Ghar Sodhon.

About Ghar Sodhon

• It is a user friendly and non-corrosive room disinfectant, devoid of the requirement of labour, water, electricity and spraying machines.

• It has been developed at the Central Silk Research & Training Institute (CSRTI), Berhampore, West Bengal, a constituent Research Institute under Central Silk Board, Bengaluru, under the Union Ministry of Textiles.

• It is gaining popularity among the silk farmers of the States of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Besides, NRDC also signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Satyabhama University, Chennai represented by its Vice Chancellor, Dr. B. Sheela Rani for IP Protection and technology commercialization of their scientific and technological developments.

With this agreement both organizations will put efforts to bring the fruits of research for awareness and betterment of the society.

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