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President Message
 
GREETINGS AND WISHING THE MEMBERS A HAPPY NEW YEAR- 2015
It is a great privilege for me to take over as the President of the prestigious scientific association the “Cotton Research and Development Association (CRDA)” for the period of 2015-17. The CRDA is one of the unique professional scientific associations exclusively devoted to the cotton research and development in the country serving since three decades. The association is participating in AICCIP group meetings and conferences and making efforts to publish the cotton related research across the country and abroad through its periodic scientific journal “Journal of Cotton Research and Development”. The journal is exclusively devoted to publish scientific papers of the members/scientists for the dissemination of the basic and applied cotton related research and technology. The society has credit in organizing several national and international symposiums on cotton research during recent past. The outgoing president and the executive council of the society has played a pivotal role in development of the association and successfully organized an international symposium on "Global cotton production technology vis-à-vis climate change" at CCS, HAU, Hisar during 2012. They have also started the website of the society and the made the journal ONLINE for the publication and receiving the manuscripts. I do acknowledge and appreciate the candid and constructive efforts of the out going president and the executive council in improving the image of CRDA among the scientific community.

Continuing the same tempo and zeal of welfare of the association which has a yeoman service of three decades, I have my own aims and visions as below, which I will try to achieve with the kind support of the executive council and the members of the association.
  1. Expanding the participation of different "Chapters" of SAUs/ Central ICAR institutes in the Association activities who are actively involved in cotton research and development.
  2. Initiating and hastening the process of life membership drive to infuse with students and young scientists engaged in cotton research across the country.
  3. Organising national/International symposiums on cotton research and technologies at different cotton research institutions in collaboration with ICAR/MNCs involved in cotton research.
  4. Strengthening the society for financial stability with effective policies and programmes to serve its esteemed members effectively and efficiently.
  5. Increasing the periodicity of the scientific journal of the association "Journal of Cotton Research and Development" and improving the quality to the international standard with impact factor of Thompson Reuters. Making the Journal available ONLINE free of cost and commencing the online editing, processing and publishing the journal on time to improve its NAAS rating. Linking the journal with ICAR and INFLIBNET website so that it is accessible to larger scientific community.
With these multi ambitious visions and aims for the welfare of the Association, I have assumed the responsibility of the prestigious position of the President of CRDA with enthusiasm and dedication. I along with the present executive council request the spirited and whole hearted support of all esteemed members to achieve these visions during our tenure which will further popularize the association among the scientific community.

Finally, I ensure the long term welfare of the Association and continued growth of cotton research and development.

D. P. BIRADAR
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