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Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR and Secretary, DARE visit to Ikshu Hub, release of machineries and inauguration of KVK building

IISR is extending dedicated service to the citizen of Lucknow by making available fresh sugarcane juice at its Ikshu Hub, said Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, New Delhi during his visit to IISR on May 28, 2013. In the morning Dr. Ayyappan visited Ikshu Hub and congratulated Director, IISR and his team for making available summer cool drink in the form of fresh cane juice to the public. Under the present prevailing situation it is dream for city residents to have sugarcane juice in its purest and natural flavor. Hence, very passionate and caring attitude of the institute converted this dream into reality by establishing Ikshu Hub in the beginning of this summer season. Now this Hub is popular among daily passers of the institute’s route and they don’t forget to stop for a minute to taste real and natural taste of god gifted sweet drink i.e. sugarcane juice. At this Hub the institute is making available juice, chemical free jaggery, vinegar, syrup, jaggery granules and other value added products of sugarcane juice for general public. Dr K. D. Kokate, Dy Director General (Agril. Extension), ICAR, New Delhi also appreciated the efforts of the institute in providing the fresh and organic sugarcane juice and other products to the citizen of city of Nawab.

Continuing its glorious journey towards excellence, IISR added one more feather to its cap of technological development and innovations. R & D prototype of three new sugarcane machines namely Sugarcane trench planter, Plant residue shredder, Stubble shaver cum fertilizer applicator developed by Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow was also released by Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, New Delhi during his visit to the institute. He closely observed the operation of these machines in the sugarcane fields at IISR. Dr. Ayyappan also inaugurated newly constructed KVK building in IISR premise. At the inaugural ceremony Dr. K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agriculture Extension), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. S. Solomon, Director, IISR, Dr. H. Ravishankar, Director, CISH, Dr. J.K. Jena, Director, NBFGR, Director Extension of SAUs, scientists, KVK personnel and large number of progressive farmers were present. Dr. Ayyappan visited exhibition stalls organized by KVKs and appreciated their efforts in extending technology to the farmers. At this auspicious occasion he also coined the slogan “Sukhi Kisan-Bharat Mahan” and appealed all present there to work hard for realization of this slogan in true sense.

Visit of Dr S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, and Secretary, DARE, New Delhi

at Ikshu Hub

   
   
   
   
Sugarcane machineries released by

Dr S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, and Secretary, DARE, New Delhi

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Inauguration of new KVK building by

Dr S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, and Secretary, DARE, New Delhi