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        - PM inaugurated Krishi Kumbh 2018 at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow               - Mahila Kisan Diwas Celebrated at KVK, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow               - Farmers Conference on Enhancing Vegetables Production for Food and Nutritional Security and Improvement in Livelihood               - Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Chairman, ASRB appreciated R & D efforts of ICAR-IISR               - Hon’ble Minister Shri G.S. Shekhawat visit at IISR               - हिंदी पखवाड़ा-2018 का आयोजन               - DG, VSI, Pune applauds IISR developed sugarcane machines               - IISR technological interventions for higher yield of sugarcane and sugar in Narsinghpur               - हिंदी कार्यशाला में स्वच्छता का संदेश               - Teachers Day observed at IISR               - A farmers' Conference on Organic Farming for soil health management and enhancing field crops production and doubling of farmers income organised               - संस्थान को “राजर्षि टंडन राजभाषा पुरस्कार”               - Secretary, DAC & FW, Govt. of India visited institute               - Delegation of Maharashtra Cooperative Sugar Mill visited institute               - नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति, लखनऊ की संयुक्त परिचर्चा बैठक का आयोजन               - Seminar on Sustainable Sugarcane Practices for Viable Sugar Industry organized               - Sensitization Workshop on Intellectual Property, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship Development               - KVK of IISR Lucknow awarded by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India               - Scientific Advisory Committee meeting of KVK               - IISR Received Prestigious Mahindra Samridhi Agri Award               - संस्थान द्वारा कृषक प्रशिक्षण एवं गोष्ठी का आयोजन               - 67th Foundation days of Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research Celebrated               - Technological interventions for higher yield in Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh               - Zonal Breeders’ Meet of AICRP on Sugarcane held               - DUS Review, Agro-biodiversity Exhibition and Farmers’ Rights Regional Workshop               - RAWE & AIA programme organised at IISR               - World Soil Day celebrated by the institute               - Agricultural Education Day celebrated by the institute               - Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (HS & CS) visited institute               - ICAR Inter-Institutional Zonal Sports Tournament for North Zone held at the institute               - Three days National Seminar on Farmer Centric Cinema Organised               - MTC on Entrepreneurship in sugarcane to double farmers’ income organized               - गन्ने की खेती हेतु यान्त्रिकीकरण विषय पर प्रशिक्षण का आयोजन               - Ex-Minister Cooperation (Sugar and Sugarcane), Govt of Maharashtra visited institute               - Visit of Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, GoI, New Delhi               - Events of Swachh Bharat Mission Anniversary               - संस्थान के ‘इक्षु’ को राष्ट्रपति द्वारा राजभाषा कीर्ति पुरस्कार               - Capacity building on Development of Soft Skills for Attaining Excellence in Science               - भाकृअनुप- भारतीय गन्ना अनुसंधान संस्थान क्षेत्रीय केन्द्र, मोतीपुर में “संकल्प से सिद्धि“ कार्यक्रम का आयोजन               - Programme on Sankalp Se Siddhi held               - Establishment of Bael orchard for entrepreneurship development and income generation               - ICAR-IISR-DSCL Sugar Mill MoU for Increasing the Income of Sugarcane Growers by 2022               - 71st Independence Day Celebrations at the Institute               - भारतीय गन्ना अनुसंधान संस्थान को राजभाषा का प्रतिष्ठित पुरस्कार मिला               - Cane Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh led delegation visited institute               - Training for cane managers of sugar mills organized               - Roof Top Solar Energy System inaugurated by DDG (CS) at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow                - नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति की बैठक का आयोजन               - संस्थान में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस का आयोजन               - Annual Convention and Technical Expo-2017 of NISSTA               - National Seminar on “Agriculture Research and Education in Relation to Development of Integrated Agriculture : Challenges & Solutions”               - Jaggery Processing unit of ICAR-IISR was inaugurated in East Champaran (Bihar)               - किसान कल्याण मेला मोतिहारी में संस्थान               - Meeting with Cane Development and Sugar Industry Minister, Uttar Pradesh               - DDG (CS), ICAR Inaugurated Kisan Mela in Manpur, Biswan               - IISR received Best Exhibition Stall Award at National level               - Visit of Foreign Delegation               - Interface Meeting for Quality Seed Cane Production and Distribution in Uttar Pradesh               - Visit of Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR)               - Foundation Day of ICAR-IISR, Lucknow               - गन्ना शोध और विकास के लिए बैठक               - Zonal Breeders’ Meet of AICRP on Sugarcane                - गोरखपुर में गुड़ प्रसंस्करण एवं प्रशिक्षण इकाई का शिलान्यास               - Sh. Ram Naik, Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh visited IISR, Lucknow               - Agriculture Education Day organised               - World Soil Day organised at Ismailnagar village by KVK               - Visit of Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Ag Extn & Hort)               - 31st Biennial Workshop of AICRP on Sugarcane               - Foundation stone of Jaggery Processing and Training Unit laid at KVK (Piprakothi), Pusa, Bihar               - Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science) visited institute               - KVK organised Training on Roof Top Kitchen Gardening               - Inauguration function of KVK, Chaukmafi (Peepiganj), Gorakhpur               - Meeting on financial matters of the North Zone institutes held               - हिंदी पखवाड़ा का आयोजन               - IISR bagged Research Leadership Award               - Scientist Meeting with Cane Department of Uttar Pradesh               - Parthenium Awarness Programme organised               - Visit of ICAR-IISR, Lucknow by the Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR               - 23rd Annual Zonal Workshop on KVKs of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand               - Annual Convention of Sugarcane and Sugar Sector at ICAR-IISR               - Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Visited ICAR-IISR               - Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh Ji Inaugurated PM Phasal Bima Yojana Awareness Programme               - Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela organized at IISR, Lucknow               - माननीय कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री, भारत सरकार श्री राधा मोहन सिंह जी द्वारा मोतीपुर में गुड़ प्रशिक्षण इकाई का उद्घाटन               - Indonesian Delegates visited IISR, Lucknow               - संस्थान ने 65वां स्थापना दिवस मनाया               - Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare visited ICAR-IISR Regional Centre, Motipur               - राष्ट्रीय कार्यशाला उन्नत भारत अभियान               - विश्व मृदा दिवस का आयोजन               - Vigilance Awareness Week at the institute               - संस्थान ने मनाया विश्व खाद्य दिवस               - भारतीय गन्ना अनुसंधान संस्थान में स्वच्छता अभियान               - इक्षु राष्ट्रपति द्वारा प्रथम पुरस्कार से सम्मानित               - DG Visit at IISR Motipur               - Brain storming seminar on harnessing energy feed stocks held               - Pre-Kharif Kisan Sammelan organised at IISR, Lucknow               - भारतीय गन्ना अनुसंधान संस्थान में राष्ट्रीय प्रशिक्षण का समापन               - Kisan – Vigyan Samagam organised at Modipuram               - Proud Moments for IISR Scientists in International Forum               - Union Minister of Agriculture, Food Processing and Cooperatives visited IISR               

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67th Foundation days of Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research Celebrated

ICAR-Indian Institute Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow celebrated its 67th foundations day on February 16, 2018. Foundation day marks the successful journey of 66th glorious years of sugarcane research, since the establishment of the Institute in the year 1952. Speaking as Chief Guest in the inaugural function Dr. R.K. Singh, ADG (Commercial Crops), ICAR informed that area, production and productivity of sugarcane and sugar recovery in India have increased by 2.55, 4.06. 1.82 and 1.11 times, respectively during last 66 years, as a result India has become self reliant in sugar production by producing 28 million tonnes of sugar. In this accomplished scenario IISR has contributed considerably. But to double the income of the sugarcane farmers, the present productivity of sugarcane has to be enhanced from the present level of 72.3 to 78.8 t/ha and sugar recovery from 10.61 to 11.00 t/ha. In the inaugural function three farmers of Sitapur viz., Sh. Aditya Nath Singh, Sh. Awadhesh Verma and Abdul Hadi and two farmers of Lucknow viz., Sh. Brajesh Verma and Sh. Hosh Ram Verma were awarded for their innovative and scientific farming. On this occasion, 10 employees of the Institute were also honoured with the best workers award in various categories. Two jail inmates, Asharfi Lal and Parminder were also honoured for their arduous services in the Institute. Four publications of the Institute were also released in this occasion. Awareness and Training of farmers on PPV & FRA by KVK of IISR and technology & machinery demonstration mela were also organized on this occasion. About four hundred farmers from various districts of Uttar Pradesh participated in the training and Mela.

Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR highlighted the achievements made during the last year. Dr. Pathak said that the large scale adoption of IISR technologies viz., improved cane variety (CoLk 94184), three tier seed production technique, STP, trench method of planting, intercropping with sugarcane, bio-intensive management of top borer and red rot, sugarcane machines, training module for cane managers etc. has helped UP in emerging as the largest sugar producing state of the country. Due to adoption of IISR technologies the farmers are now earning additional profit of Rs.2000 crores every year. Dr. Pathak also reminded the commitment of IISR to address the emerging challenges in sugarcane and sugar sector.

During Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela, farm machinery developed at the Institute for mechanization of sugarcane agriculture were exhibited and live demonstrations of machineries were also performed in front of the farmers. Dr. A.K. Singh, Head, Division of Agricultural Engineering stressed the urgent need of taking the developed implements and machinery to the farmers.

Dr. S.N. Singh, Principal Scientist and Head, KVK, Lucknow highlighted various activities undertaken by KVK like flower production, roof top farming of vegetables, vermi-composting, mushroom cultivation, bee keeping and integrated farming system. Dr. P.K.Singh, Principal Scientist, IISR highlighted the various rights of farmers, provided by the Govt. under Plant Protection of Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act (PPV & FRA). Dr. A. K. Sah, Incharge, Extension and Training explained benefits of seed cane production technology to the visiting farmers.

Dr. D.R. Malaviya, Head, Division of Crop Improvement and organising Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.