By Our Staff Reporter
MUMBAI, NOV. 19
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, CMD, Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) inaugurated the twelfth cotton testing and research laboratory of Cotton Association of India (CAI) set up in Jalgaon, recently.
The CCI CMD in his address while inaugurating the laboratory commended the role played by the CAI in providing various services to the cotton and textile industry adding that both CCI and CAI are complementing and supplementing each other’s.
Mr. Agarwal assured that CCI would continue to lend all possible support to the CAI in its endeavour to serve the cotton and textile sector better. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Atul S. Ganatra, President, CAI laid emphasis on utility of the instrument based testing of cotton in India.
He stated, “the world over, marketing of cotton is done on the basis of quality parameters rather than varieties and instrument based testing of cotton has become order of the day. In fact, in countries like USA, every single bale is tested on HVI equipment and the results of each bale in respect of various quality parameters are available online”.
CAI has set this laboratory to cater to the needs of local ginners and traders of Khandesh region since there is no cotton testing laboratory to provide this facility in and around Jalgaon, Mr. Ganatra added.
Maharashtra Cotton Ginners Association President Mr. Bhupendra Singh Rajpal and other invited ginners, exporters, traders and brokers also attended in large numbers.
During the event, Mr. Pradeep Shantilal Jain, Founder President of Khandesh Gin Press Karkhandar & Traders Development Association thanked the CAI President and the CAI Board of Directors for agreeing to the request of the trade in and around Jalgaon and setting up a laboratory in Jalgaon. He added that cotton traders and ginners of Khandesh region would benefit immensely from this laboratory. (Source: Tecoya Trend)