For the first time in the history of the oldest tea research centre in the world, the Tocklai Tea Research Institute (TTRI) here, a scientist of the institute Somnath Roy, has been elected as "Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society London" (FRES).
Roy is the second entomologist in the state after Mantu Bhuyan of North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) here to have achieved this distinction.
The recognition could not have come at a more opportune moment as this British era research centre earlier known as Tocklai Experimental Station is facing a credibility crisis vis severe fund crunch and consequent stalling of research projects....
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