Visit of Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Science
Shri Prithiviraj Chavan
, Minister of Science& Technology and Earth Science and Vice-President, CSIR, visited Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata on December, 7 2009. The minister met the senior scientists and unit heads of the Institute and went round several labs of CGCRI. He later addressed the staff in general
In his address, Shri Chavan explained the government policy on the need for the development of relevant technology, especially the thrust areas such as Solar Mission, Water Mission, and Environmental issues and the expectations that the Government was having on the roles that CSIR should make. At the end of the visit, the Minister made the following remarks in the Visitor�s Book of CGCRI:
"Long overdue visit to CGCRI has materialized today. The Institute over the years has produced very rich research and produced critical technology. It has served important strategic sector. With the emerging challenges in the area of Fuel Security and Water, CGCRI can play a vital role. I am sure the Institute will focus on critical areas more sharply. My best wishes to the Director, HoDs and Staff".