CFTRI told to help alleviate poverty

MYSORE, MARCH 3. The Director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), V. Prakash, said today that the institute should reach out to society and alleviate the hunger of millions through science and technological intervention.

He was speaking at a function held to felicitate him on his receiving the Padma Shri Award here on Wednesday. Dr. Prakash said the path ahead would be one that demanded advanced science and technology and high performance with a knowledge-based approach. The path would also be a rough one, he added.

He expressed concern that in many departments the expertise and the number of staff were dwindling. However, the infrastructure of CFTRI was one of the best in the world in the area of food science and technology, he said, and urged his colleagues to make it the best by integrating their work.