India’s first indigenously developed e-Tractor CSIR Prima ET11, was launched by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Dr.Jitendra Singh. The e-Tractor CSIR Prima ET11 has been developed by the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, West Bengal.
Speaking on the occasion Dr.Jitendra Singh underlined the role of Agri StartUps in India’s economy and called for the adoption of new and AI driven technologies in Agriculture.
Dr Jitendra Singh gave the mantra of 5 S’s, - Showcasing, Stakeholders, Startups, Synergizing and Strategizing Industry linkage, for the success of R&D conducted at Government run scientific laboratories.
The CSIR-CMERI will be celebrating the theme-based campaign “One Week One Lab” from 11-15 September 2023, showcasing the laboratory's cutting-edge research, products and technologies, expertise and facilities to various stakeholders.
CSIR was set up as an autonomous society in 1942 . The President of CSIR is the Prime Minister of India.
It is the premier government funded Scientific and Industrial Research organisation in India .
CSIR has a network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centers, 3 Innovation Complexes, and five units with a pan-India presence.
CSIR is ranked 37th among 1587 government institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global government institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2021.
CSIR holds the 7th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.
Headquarters: New Delhi
First Director General : S.S.Bhatnagar (1942-54)
Current Director General :Nallathamby Kalaiselvi (First women Director General of CSIR)