Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the biggest civilian research and development agency in India, celebrated its Platinum Jubilee on September 26. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebrations. He stressed the need to use technology to double farmers’ income by 2022. He dedicated seven indigenously developed plants to the nation to mark the occasion. The autonomous body came into operation on September 26, 1942. He complimented CSIR for its contributions to the nation over the last 75 years. The PM later came down from the dais and interacted with the school children who were present in the audience.