Worth Their Salt (E)
A mesmerising documentary that captures the amazing story of salt. It takes the viewers to the salt desert, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat where the agariyas toil in their farms to produce salt. Their life is hard and the Rann is hostile. But they are the traditional salt farmers with their lives tuned to the seasonal dessert. Worth their Salt explores the work being done at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute in Bhavnagar. The one and only CSIR Institute dedicated exclusively to salt and salt technologies. Worth Their Salt details the research and technology development by the scientists who believe that they can and they must make a difference to the lives and sustainability of the agariyas. Several path breaking technologies are being developed here. A revolution is on its way with the possible fortification of Salt with Iron to beat Anaemia, a national challenge. Worth their salt is a documentary that has something for each of us, because for each of us Salt is vital.
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National Fisheries Development Board has sponsored the project pertaining to production of elite seedlings of Kappaphycus alvarezii to cater to the dearth of planting material to commercial seaweed growers. CSIR-CSMCRI has established seaweed Tissue Culture laboratory at our Marine Algal Research Station campus located at Mandapam Tamil Nadu. The inauguration ceremony has held on 29.03.2021 at 3 pm virtually at the hands of Dr. (Smt.) Suverna Chandrappagari, IFS, Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad. Mr. Abhiram Seth, MD, Aquagri Processing (P) Ltd., New Delhi and Dr. CRK Reddy, CEO, Indian Center for Climate and societal Impact Research, Mandavi were invited gust for this function. On this occasion Dr. Kannan Srinivasan, Director, CSIR-CSMCRI gave felicitation address, while Dr. Arup Ghosh, Divisional Chair, Applied Phycology and Biotechnology has welcomed the delegates while, Dr. M. Ganesan, Senior Principal Scientist, MARS has conveyed the vote of thanks.
As the prelude to the ‘Inauguration of the Seaweed Tissue Culture Laboratory’ at CSIR-CSMCRI-Marine Algal Research Station, Mandapam. Scientists have distributed ‘elite tissue cultured plantlets to 50 commercial seaweed growers of Ramanathapuram District’ on 29.04.2021. Considering, covid appropriate behavior seedlings were distributed to only 20 fishermen in person, while to rest of 30 they were distributed at their respective seaweed farm. Heartiest congratulations to Dr. K. Eswaran and his team. Special appreciation to Dr. M. Ganesan for successful implementation of project for production of tissue culture progeny of Kappaphycus alvarezii