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        - 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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Shri Shivajirao Deshmukh, DG, VSI, Pune applauds IISR developed sugarcane machines

Shri Shivajirao Deshmukh, IAS, Director General, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune along with Shri Rajendra Bhaure, IAS visited ICAR-IISR, Lucknow on 29.09.2018. Both the dignitaries had in-depth interaction with the Institute scientists and took keen interest on the current status of sugarcane and sugar production activities being carried out in Uttar Pradesh. Shri Deshmukh highly applauded the research and development efforts of IISR, Lucknow by which the state of Uttar Pradesh has become the highest producer of sugarcane and sugar in India. He later on visited the Agricultural Engineering division of the Institute and saw there the number of machines particularly Sugarcane Cutter Planter developed for sugarcane cultivation. Mr. Deshmukh told that this machine is effectively addressing not only the concerns of sugarcane farmers in view of acute labour scarcity during sugarcane planting, but also reducing the cost of cultivation resulting accruing to higher net returns. He appreciated the efforts of Dr. A.K. Singh, HOD (Agril. Engineering) for developing other machines, namely, Ratoon Management Device for higher ratoon cane productivity and more specifically the Raised Bed Sugarcane Planter for planting not only the sugarcane but also the intercrops simultaneously for higher net returns per unit area and time besides mitigating the operational difficulties in the system. He expressed concerns on the cultivation of sugarcane under drought condition in Maharashtra, and accordingly requested the Director, IISR, Lucknow for suggesting some contingent plan, so that sugarcane farmers of the state could reap higher yield of sugarcane under drought condition. Mr. Deshmukh stressed the need for developing sugarbeet as a supplementary source of sweetener in Maharashtra under drought hit conditions, and for that he sought for a joint collaborative programme with IISR, Lucknow in near future. Mr. Bhaure reviewed the reasons for the highest ever production of sugarcane and sugar in Uttar Pradesh.

Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow presented a brief presentation on the current sugarcane cultivation scenario in Maharashtra and suggested a contingent plan for sustaining sugarcane and sugar productivity under moisture stress conditions particularly in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Dr. Pathak advised to reduce a sizeable area from adsali plantings due to the maximum irrigation requirement, and transfer some of that area in pre-seasonal plantings in September-October. In this way, sugarcane planting could be done successfully without irrigation by reaping the benefit of sufficient residual soil moisture after cessation of rains. He indicated that although the productivity of both sugarcane and sugar is higher under adsali planted crop, but it has the longest crop duration of 18 months, requiring 33-36 irrigations. On the other hand, pre-seasonal crop requires 22-27 irrigations. In addition to the benefits of growing pre-seasonal sugarcane in terms of water economy, it gives ample scope for inter-cropping of location specific winter/rabi season crops for enhanced productivity and profitability of the system. This can be a better and economically viable option rather than to grow rabi/winter season crops followed by suru sugarcane as sequential cropping. After harvesting of intercrops, the crop residues must be incorporated in between rows of sugarcane, so that it could be used as mulch for saving of soil moisture as well as for enhancing the soil fertility. Dr. Pathak informed that Uttar Pradesh has surpassed national average sugarcane yield and the state recorded 73.4 t/ha cane yield with sugar production over 12.0 m tonnes during 2017-18. Dr. Pathak also informed that this year, the country has attained a new height in sugar production by producing about 36 million tonnes. While coordinating the visit, Dr. S.N. Singh, Principal Scientist & Nodal Officer, ICAR-IISR Biological Control Centre, Pravaranagar (Maharashtra) told that the Institute has developed a technology called “cane node technology of sugarcane planting” for rapid multiplication of newly released varieties of sugarcane and also to cut down the cost on seed sugarcane material for higher net returns.