IISR received Best Exhibition Stall Award at National level
The innovative showcasing of sugarcane technologies in National Exhibition organized in very recently held Unnati Krishi Mela at IARI, New Delhi brings laurels to the Institute. The Institute Exhibition stall was adjudged as best in ICAR Research Institutes category. Dr. A.K. Sah, Principal Scientist and representative of IISR in the event received best stall award in valedictory function of the mela on 17th March, 2017 from Shri S.K. Patnayak, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India. Director of the Institute Dr. A.D. Pathak congratulated Dr. Sah and his team comprising Shri Nar Singh, Y.P. Singh and Sudhir Kumar for this prestigious award.
Unnati Krishi Mela was organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India on March 15-17, 2017 at IARI Campus, New Delhi. The Mela was inaugurated by Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh Ji. In valedictory function of the Mela Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India was Chief Guest.
During three days Mela more than 10000 farmers visited Institute’s stall and interacted on cane production technologies displayed in the stall through exhibits like specimen, model, live material, posters etc. Dignitaries visited also appreciated the effort of IISR in organizing stall in innovative way for larger benefits to the farmers.
Sugarcane farmer nominated by IISR, Lucknow Shri Aditya Nath Singh, Biswan, Sitapur also received innovative farmer award from Chief Guest Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, MoS for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India in valedictory function of the mela. He adopted cane technologies as suggested by IISR Scientist and harvested more than 200 t/ha cane yield.