ThisDayThatYear: A VICEROY VISITS MATUNGA
Friday December 03,2021 by Team Khaki
This day, 97 years ago, in the newly developed area of Dadar-Matunga, the Cotton Technological Research Laboratory was inaugurated by the Viceroy of India, Rufus Isaacs, Earl of Reading. Modelled after Britain’s Shirley Institute, it was set up to improve Indian cotton varieties to make them more suitable for textile production. It is now called the Central Institute for Research in Cotton Technology and comes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.