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        - 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               


Kisan – Vigyan Samagam organised at Modipuram

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India highlighted that sugarcane is the backbone of agrarian economy. There is need to enhance the sugar recovery from 8.5 to 10% and this could be achieved by using quality seed of improved varieties. Dr. Baliyan appreciated the efforts of IISR and emphasized on strong coordination and linkage among the ICAR Research Institutes, SAUs and the sugarcane farmers to harness the untapped potential of sugarcane in the State. He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of “Kisan – Vigyan Samagam” organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow at ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming System Research, Modipuram, Meerut. The Samagam was attended by more than 200 farmers, sugar factory representatives and scientists of IISR, Lucknow.

Dr. B. Gangwar, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming System Research (IIFSR), Meerut welcomed the guests and highlighted that sugarcane farming is the most remunerative crop in western UP. Dr. H.S. Gaur, Vice Chancellor, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut expressed his concern over the declining sugar recovery and stressed the need for adoption of improved varieties in the region.

Dr. O.K. Sinha, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow explained the need organizing Kisan – Vigyan Samagam in western Uttar Pradesh. He also expressed his concern that sugarcane farmers of this area need to be informed about the better varieties. He urged sugar mills to intensify development programme. He also informed about the quality seed production programme of the Institute. He expressed his satisfaction that there is considerable decline in the area under old varieties of sugarcane and increase in area under new and improved varieties. He assured that scientists of the Institute will coordinate with farmers so that potential of improved technologies is realized.

Sugar mill representatives from Khatoli, Modinagar, Shamali and Naglamal Sugar Mills also raised their concern over the declining sugar recovery. They appreciated the efforts of IISR, Lucknow to organize the Samagam and called it the need of the hour. They also expressed their concern regarding varietal balance, crop geometry, nutritional profiling of soil and crop rotation. Dr. J.P. Singh, Chief Cane Advisor, National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills, New Delhi informed that federation is working constantly for betterment of sugarcane farmers. He also expressed his concern that yield of sugarcane and sugar is going down even after extensive research in the field due to complexities of problems. He stressed on the need for a holistic approach to address these problems and coordination among all the stakeholders of the sugarcane. Dr. T.K. Srivastava, Head, Division of Crop Production proposed vote of thanks.

An exhibition of technologies and machineries developed by IISR, Lucknow; ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore and other departments was also organized in the Samagam. During the technical session, lectures on sugarcane varieties for western Uttar Pradesh, need of replacement of sugarcane seeds and methods, production and management of quality seed and PPV&FR were delivered by the scientists of IISR. The farmers actively interacted with the sugarcane scientists and discussed their problems in depth. In the question-answer session, sugarcane cultivation related questions were asked to the farmers and winners were awarded by Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India.