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        - Vigilance Awareness Week being observed at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow               - 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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PM inaugurated Krishi Kumbh 2018 at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow on October 28, 2018

Sh. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister inaugurated three-day Krishi Kumbh 2018 including International Conference and Exhibition organized at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow on October 26, 2018 through Video Conferencing. Addressing the large gathering of farmers, officers, Scientists and Development workers in Krishi Kumbh 2018, Sh. Modi expressed confidence that farmers would pave the way for imbibing of new technology and hoped that better opportunities would be created in the agricultural sector. He applauded the efforts of UP Government for the development of agriculture and welfare of the farmer with the aim of enhancing their income. The PM said that the government is committed to double the income of farmers by 2022, the year when India completes 75 years of independence. He urged the farmers to discuss about the improved production technology with the Scientists for its adoption which will lead to increased production and improved quality of produce. Sh. Modi thanked the Yogi Government for procuring 53 lakh metric tonnes of wheat during last year against the 7-8 lakh metric tonnes procurement by previous Governments. He added that more than Rs. 27,000 crore were paid to sugarcane farmers last year and backlog of Rs. 11,000 crore have also been paid to the farmers. The UP Govt. is making all its efforts for the early payment of remaining amount. Sh. Modi congratulated UP Govt., for procuring the potato very first time. He asserted that farmers are the ones who takes the country forward. The PM informed that more than 16 crore Soil Health Cards have been distributed in the country which will be help the farmers for the judicious use of fertilizers and manures. He urged the farmers to take advantage of the technologies disseminated by Japan and Israel for optimum use of resources including water and install solar systems in their fields which will help them in running solar pumping sets and they will also be able to sell the surplus electricity to nation. He also asked the farmers to sell their produce after its value addition which will fetch higher prices in the market and informed that to promote the farming of tomato, potato and onion, the government had started a TOP scheme for which Rs. 5,000 crore had been allocated in the budget. A further Rs. 7,500 crore had been allocated for pisicule. The PM also informed that country after achieving green, white and blue revolution is progressing well for sweet revolution also. He also urged the Scientists to interact with farmers to reduce the use of fertilizers and water in crop production, and to create wealth from farm waste. He said that an event like Krishi Kumbh would open avenues for improving agriculture in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India narrated the major achievements made during last four years of the Modi Government. He assured the farmers that the Modi Government is committed towards upliftment of the farming community. Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble Chief Minister said that UP has large untapped potential in the fields of agriculture and horticulture. He said UP was already number one in the country in sugarcane, sugar and milk production and the same could be achieved in the field of horticulture also. He added that fertile land of Uttar Pradesh is capable of producing food grains, sufficient enough to feed the whole world. He said that for the first time after independence, the farmers and agriculture have been put at the top of the Govt. agenda. The CM thanked the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister to sanction 20 new KVKs in the State. Narrating the historical accomplishments of the Govt, Sh. Adityanath highlighted the schemes of Soil Health Cards, Pradhan Mantri Phasal Beema Yojana, Irrigation Projects, higher MSP and timely payment of the procured produce in the farmers account and abolition of intermediaries in the marketing system. He added that permission to prepare ethanol directly from sugarcane will further pave the way for increasing the income of sugarcane farmers. Addressing the farmers, Sh. Surya Pratap Shahi, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Agriculture Research, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh informed that this Krishi Kumbh has been organized for 2.5 crore farmers of the State and adoption of the improved farm technologies will be helpful in boosting agricultural production and farm income.

In the inaugural session, Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence established at Basti and Kannauj were inaugurated. Mrs. Maya Kadoesh, H.E. Ambassador of Israel in India congratulated Govt. of U.P. and India for establishing the Centre of Excellence where cutting edge technology of water management and irrigation will be disseminated to the farmers which will be helpful in increasing agricultural production and income. A MoU was signed between Govt of UP and Govt of Japan for increasing investment of Japanese Companies in agriculture. Mr. Takami Nakada, Deputy Assistant Minister, Govt of Japan said that cooperation between Govt. of Japan and Govt. of UP will be strengthened with this MoU.

At the outset, Dr, Anup Chandra Pandey, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh welcomed all the dignitaries, guests and farmers. Proposing the vote of thanks, Dr. Prabhat Kumar, APC, UP Govt thanked Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow for providing the Institute premises and other logistic support to organize the Mega Event and live demonstrations. On this occasion, Smt. Krishna Raj, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India; Sh. Subodh Uniyal, Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Uttarakhand; Sh. Prem Kumar, Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Bihar; number of Hon’ble Ministers of U.P. Government including Sh. Rajesh Agarwal, Finance Minister; Shri S.P. Singh Baghel, Livestock Minor Irrigation and Fisheries Minister; Shri Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, Dairy Development, Religious Works and Culture, Minority Welfare Minister; Sh Mukut Bihari Verma, Cooperative Minister; Shri Suresh Rana, Minister of State for Sugarcane Development and Sugar Mills and Industrial Development; Smt. Swati Singh, Minister of State for Agriculture Import, Agriculture Marketing, Agriculture Foreign Trade, Women Welfare, Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Welfare; Sh. Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, GoI; Sh. S.K. Pattanayak, Former Secretary, Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, GoI; Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR; Vice Chancellors of SAUs located in UP and number of the Directors of ICAR Institutes were present on the occasion.

About 40,000 farmers of all the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and adjoining States are participating in this Krishi Kumbh. Improved production technology of food grains viz., paddy, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, pigeonpea, urdbean, mungbean, chickpea, lentil and oilseed crops viz., sesame, soybean, mustard and linseed etc., apart from improved technology of animal husbandry, fisheries, dairy and poultry etc., was disseminated through agriculture exhibition of International level. The farmers were imparted detailed information about different facets of agriculture like integrated farming system, vegetable and fruits production, fisheries, production of organic manures through live demonstrations. For disseminating technical know-how on various subjects, an interactive meet on farmers-Scientists of national and international repute was also organized. The progressive farmers will also share their experiences with other farmers during the Krishi Kumbh. All the State Agricultural Universities located in the State and numbers of ICAR Institutes are participating in this Mega Programme. The organization of Krishi Kumbh will pave the way of the Government’s ambitious plan to double the income of farmers of the country.