22nd Swadeshi Science Congress ends

There is an imminent need to preserve the ecosystem for sustainable living, B. Madusudhana Kurup, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean, Sciences, Kochi has said.

He was addressing the valedictory session of the three-day 22nd Swadeshi Science Congress (SSC) at the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) here on Thursday.

CPCRI Director and organising committee chairman George V. Thomas read out the ‘Resolution on ecosystem services,’ which focuses on ‘the need to offer the best ecosystem services through plantation crops in the degrading environmental scenario.’

Femina Hassan of the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi, got the K. Ravindran Memorial Endowment Award for her paper ‘Isolation of squid chromatophores and its commercial application as a natural pigment in lipsticks.’

C.P. Shri from the Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram, got the award for the best Malayalam presentation for ‘Malsyangalude Deshanthara Gamanam.’

A total of 110 research papers were presented during the meet which began on November 6.

The 23rd Swadeshi Science Congress will be held in Kottayam.

  • Kottayam to be next venue

  • 110 research papers presented at 3-day congress