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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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Farmers Conference on Enhancing Vegetables Production for Food and Nutritional Security and Improvement in Livelihood

A two-day Farmers Conference on “Enhancing Vegetables Production for Food and Nutritional Security and Improvement in Livelihood” under Integrated Mission of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India was organized jointly by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow and NHRDF, Deoria (UP) at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow on October 12-13, 2018. Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Dr. B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi brought to the notice of participants that it is important to distinguish between having sufficient food and having adequate nutrition. Micronutrient deficiency or “hidden hunger” affects more than 2 billion people worldwide and can exist in populations even where the food supply is adequate in terms of meeting energy requirements. Poor nutrition causes physical stunting and mental impairment in children, leading to reduced potential to succeed in education and the workplace. An increase in the availability, affordability and consumption of nutrients-rich fruits, vegetables and pulses is one way to reverse malnutrition. He told that World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations recommend a minimum intake of at least 400 g of fruit and vegetables per person per day to achieve nutrition targets, but consumption far below this level is common in many countries. To improve accessibility and availability, local vegetable production may be the solution. Dr. Singh specifically spoke about Moringa oleifera which is called as Miracle Tree and commonly known as Sahjan in Hindi and drumstick or horse radish in English. He told that Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditions and hence widely cultivated across the world, and is used as potential antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antimicrobial agent. Dr. A. D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow told that vegetable gardens can improve food and nutrition security, generate additional income, contribute to better health, and promote gender equity. Home gardens provide a variety of fruit and vegetables throughout the year, thus contributing significantly to a nutritious diet for family members and offering opportunities for income generation through sale of extra produce. Dr. Pathak stressed that Schools and community gardens must encourage the production and consumption of a diversity of vegetables and fruit, which is particularly important when persuading children to favour a balanced and nutritious diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. While coordinating the above programme, Dr. S. N. Singh, Principal Scientist and Head, KVK, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow stressed the need for adopting diversified agriculture in sugarcane based cropping system. He emphasized the need for intercropping winter vegetables, viz. potato, cauliflower, cabbage knoll-khol, radish, turnip, carrot etc. with autumn planted sugarcane instead of growing these crops in isolation, for efficient use of solar energy and resources and better land use resulting in higher net returns since these vegetables do not leave any adverse effect on the growth and yield of sugarcane. Dr. Shailendra Rajan, Director, ICAR-CISH, Lucknow, Dr. P. K. Gupta, Director, NHRDF, New Delhi, Dr. S. K. Singh, Joint Managing Director, Usar Bhoomi Sudhar Nigam, Lucknow, Dr. Shambhoo Kumar, Head, ICAR-CPRS, Patna and Dr. Rajnish Mishra, Dy. Drector, NHRDF, Deoria (UP) also expressed their views on this occasion. The programme was attended by more than 400 farmers from different states of the country besides a large number of development workers and scientists. A souvenir was released during inaugural session and 10 innovative farmers were felicitated for their outstanding works in the field of vegetables production.