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Bhavnagar takes giant leap in fighting anemia

22 September 2015

RAJKOT: Bhavnagar is all set to become a model district for the country in tackling malnourishment and anemia among children.

The district administration has decided to include double-fortified salt (DFS) developed by the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) in mid-day meals for over 55,000 children in municipal schools and anganwadis….

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Bhavnagar-takes-giant-leap-in-fighting-anemia/articleshow/49053226.cms

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September 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

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Mass growth of food algae in nursery stage under research

21 September 2015

MANDAPAM: The Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute and its field laboratory, the Marine Algal Research Station here, a constituent laboratory under the ambit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, has embarked upon a research to develop methodologies for mass multiplication of some of the food algae at nursery stage….

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/mass-growth-of-food-algae-in-nursery-stage-under-research/article7672416.ece

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September 21, 2015 at 10:37 pm

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Gujarat to promote seaweed cultivation along its coastline

01 October 2012

AHMEDABAD: The state-run Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company has joined hands with Central Salt Marine & Chemical Research Institute to encourage seaweed cultivation along the state coast, which can be a source of livelihood for the local residents.

Council For Scientific and Industrial Research and CSMCRI have introduced the seaweed `Kappahycus Alvarezii’ in India. It finds application in several industries such as pet food, breweries, fertiliser, etc…..

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/282239/gujarat-promote-seaweed-cultivation-along.html

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October 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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Model solar salt farm to come up in Gujarat

10 September 2012

AHMEDABAD: A model solar farm will be established in Gujarat based on the internationally patented technology of Central Salt Marine & Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) to manufacture export-grade high purity salt….

Read more: http://www.ptinews.com/news/2953933_Model-solar-salt-farm-to-come-up-in-Gujarat

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September 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

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Marine salt to bring sea life at your doorstep

17 July 2012

BHAVNAGAR: Those looking forward to having marine life in their aquariums need not go anywhere in search of seawater. Scientists at Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, have developed a special marine salt to address their needs.

It is a solid form of artificial seawater which can be used for sustaining life in a marine aquarium. Director, CSMCRI, P K Ghosh said, “The objective was to meet the greater need of scientific community at large where seawater is not available for research.”

“We have sent the marine salt for experiments to various institutions as well as people who keep marine aquariums in their houses. We have received a very good response from them. Sea life survives with the help of this salt in a natural manner. The salt is basically a ‘solid form of the sea’. When dissolved, it turns fresh water to seawater. Since seawater contains many salts and micro-nutrients, getting the right salt at an affordable price is of critical importance. This salt would be cheaper and available at around Rs 15 per kg,” Ghosh said……

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/developmental-issues/marine-salt-to-bring-sea-life-at-your-doorstep/articleshow/15022085.cms

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July 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

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After Amreli, Rann agariyas set to get CSIR’s tips

20 May 2012

AHMEDABAD: After a successful maiden project in Amreli, a patented salt-making process that has more than tripled the income of agariyas (traditional salt workers) there is likely to be extended to salt works in the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) near Patan this year.

Developed by scientists from the Bhavnagar-based Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI), a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory, the process not only improves salt quality but makes use of by-products that were earlier simply thrown away…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/after-amreli-rann-agariyas-set-to-get-csirs-tips/951582/

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May 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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Marine algae yield precious biodiesel

17 April 2012

AHMEDABAD: The Tavera travelled 201 km with an average mileage of 11.16 per km under full load condition. But what set this journey, which began in Delhi, aside from countless others, was the fact that the
vehicle was not running on conventional fossil fuel!

It was running on neat (B100) biodiesel prepared from cultured marine microalgae in solar salt pans of CSIR-CSMCRI (Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar), Gujarat……

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_marine-algae-yield-precious-biodiesel_1677059

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April 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

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Devaliya lion safari park to be pollution-free

11 April 2012

RAJKOT: Devaliya lion safari park, 12 km away from Sasan-Gir, is all set to go for 100 per cent pollution-free. The forest department has decided to use biodiesel made from jatropha to run all tourists vehicles used to take tourists for lions’ sighting in the park.


The forest department has ordered 12,000 litres for biodiesel from Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) in Bhavnagar.

“Biodiesel helps immensely in reducing carbon emission. We want to promote this fuel so that it can be used on a larger scale. The biodiesel prepared by CSMCRI is a proven technology. We wish that other forest departments in the country are also able to adopt this model,” director, CSMCRI, P K Ghosh said.

CSMCRI officials said they charge Rs 75 per litre on the basis of not-for-profit purpose and to promote the use of biodiesel as an environment-friendly fuel option….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-11/rajkot/31324106_1_biodiesel-csmcri-safari

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April 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

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Scientists develop double fortified salt to fight anemia

05 April 2012

BHAVNAGAR: Scientists at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, have developed double fortified salt (DFS), which they believe will be a boon for those suffering from iron deficiency or anemia.

“We have developed an innovative route for fortification of salt with iodine and iron using inorganic matrix compound which exhibits white colour and retains its concentration intact over a long period of time. The salt has been tested for its stability under varying climatic conditions and the nutrients are found to be quite stable even under extreme atmospheric conditions,” Dr P K Ghosh, director, CSMCRI, told TOI…….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Scientists-develop-double-fortified-salt-to-fight-anemia/articleshow/12549601.cms

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April 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

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SUV that runs of biodiesel unveiled

30 March 2012

NEW DELHI: A car that runs only on biodiesel extracted from microalgae cultivated in marine systems was today unveiled by scientists here.

Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh flagged off the test-run of a sports utility vehicle that runs entirely on the biofuel, which may be used as an alternative to diesel.

The biodiesel was prepared from mats of microalgae found growing naturally in the West Coast of India by Central Salt Marine and Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar……

Read more: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/suv-that-runs-of-biodiesel-unveiled/930603/

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April 3, 2012 at 5:29 am

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