Special Cover Released on Central Tuber Crops Research Institute

\"specialBy Sreejesh Krishnan

India Post, Kerala Postal Circle released a special cover (KL-5/203) on 09-07-2013 on the auspicious Golden Jubilee Celebration of Central Tuber Crops Research Institute at Thiruvananthapuram.The Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), a constituent Institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established in 1963 is the only research organization in the world dedicated to the research on topical tuber crops.  Over the past 50 years, the Institute has released 47 improved verities of tuber crops, standardized agro-techniques including viable multiple cropping system, eco-friendly protection packages, value added products and post harvesting machinery.  They have been successfully transferred to farmers through front line extension efforts.  The special cover commemorates the Golden Jubilee (1963-2013) of this institution.

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