Indian Council of Agricultural Research


Inspection of Parliamentary Sub Committee on Official Language held for Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR CMFRI

Inspection of Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Official Language held for Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI

Inspection of Second Sub-Committee of Committee of Parliament on Official Language was conducted for the ICAR – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Mandapam Regional Centre along with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Madurai; Airport Authority of India, Madurai; General Managers Office, BSNL, Madurai; CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi; DRM Office, Railways, Madurai, on 20th May, 2022 in Madurai. The inspection committee comprised of Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, MP (Lok Sabha), Convener, Smt. Ranjanben Bhatt, MP (Lok Sabha), Member, Shri Manoj Kumar, Hindi Officer, Shri Mohammed Arif, Committee Reporter and Shri Anil Kumar, Committee Assistant.  

Dr. Pravin Puthra, Assistant Director General (Marine Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi, Smt. Seema Chopra, Director (OL), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. G. Tamilmani, Sr.Scientist & Head-in-Charge, ICAR-CMFRI, Mandapam, Shri Hareesh Nair, Chief Administrative Officer, ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi, Smt. E.K. Uma, Chief Technical Officer, ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi, & Smt. Priya K.M., Senior Technical  Assistant (Hindi Translator), ICAR-CMFRI, Mandapam represented the ICAR-CMFRI. The official language implementation activities of ICAR-CMFRI, Mandapam were explained to the committee during the inspection.A video depicting the activities of the Centre was screened during the inspection. The Committee appreciated the efforts and activities undertaken on Official Language by the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI.

CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR

CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR

CMFRI wins ICAR’s highest award

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been adjudged as the best research institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The CMFRI won the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR institutions award, the highest award of the ICAR in the category of the large institutions with a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs, a Silver Plaque, Certificate and Citation.This is in recognition of CMFRI’s excellent performance in marine fisheries research during the period from 2014 to 2019.


This is the second time CMFRI bagging this prestigious award. Various cutting edge research activities including development of mariculture technologies such as open sea cage fish farming, seaweed farming, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) and breeding and seed production technologies for marine food fish and ornamental fishes which were aimed to enhance the income of fishermen helped CMFRI achieving the highest ranking among more than 110 agricultural and allied research institutes in the country. CMFRI’s efforts on preparing a range of policy guidelines, including the works on minimum legal size (MLS), National Policy on Mariculture and ecosystem-based management towards the sustainable utilization of marine fisheries resources were well appreciated. Its research initiatives in developing nutraceutical products from marine organisms to treat type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, thyroid and hypertension also played a major role in winning the award. In addition, the institute exhibited leadership in winning several externally funded research projects such as National Brood bank for Cobia and Silver pompano and a Centre of Excellence and Innovation  funded by the DBT. The institute also obtained many patents during the period.


Name of ICAR-CMFRI appearing in the ICAR Foundation Day Award Ceremony Presentation on 16 July 2020

CMFRI bags 4 national awards on 93rd Foundation Day of ICAR

CMFRI scientist Kajal Chakraborty wins national recognition for developing products from seaweeds to combat lifestyle diseases

CMFRI bags 4 national awards on 93rd Foundation Day of ICAR

Dr Kajal Chakraborty, Principal Scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has won national recognition for his research efforts to develop a series of nutraceutical products from seaweeds to treat  various lifestyle diseases including diabetes. He bagged the prestigious Norman Borlaug National Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) functioning under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. The award, which is announced once in every 5 years, carries a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh. Besides this, the scientist will be given a research grant of Rs. 1.5cr for carrying out a challenging research project for five years.