The inaugural ceremony of National Productivity Week 2017 was held in auditorium of CIFRI, Barrackpore at 11:30AMon 13th Feb. 2017. All staff members of the institute attended the programme. Dr.B.K.Das, Director, chaired the inaugural ceremony. Dr. B. P. Mohanty, HOD, FREM Division and Dr. U.K. Sarkar, HOD, RWF Division were also present in the occasion. The programme started with welcome address by Sh. P. Maurye, Scientist & Nodal officer, National Productivity Week 2017. He welcomed the dignitaries on chair and all the staff members present in the auditorium. In his welcome address, Sh. Maurye briefed about the importance of National Productivity Week, theme of this year- "From Waste to Profits-Reduce, Recycle and Reuse"; role of National Productivity Council; and activities schedule for the week through specially prepared power point slides. In his inaugural speech, Dr. B. P. Mohanty, HOD, FREM Division expressed his happiness and explained the relation of this year'stheme of the productivity week with the institute's scientific activities.