Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare visited ICAR-IISR Regional Centre, Motipur
Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India Shri Radha Mohan Singh Ji visited ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research Regional Centre, Motipur (Bihar) on December 27, 2015. Hon’ble Minister reviewed the activities and visited seed cane production farm of the centre. He appreciated the efforts for maintaining the crop and farm in very good condition. He also planted palm trees in the campus.
Hon’ble Minister said that a Jaggery production unit and farmers’ training block should be established in the centre as early as possible to extend benefit of new cane varieties, healthy seed cane and cane production technologies to the large number of farmers of the region. He said that the budget require to establish jaggery unit and training facility will be sanctioned and released very soon. Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow welcomed the Hon’ble Minister and explained the on-going research and cane seed production activities of the centre.
As part of “Jai Kisan-Jai Vigyan” week celebration (December 23-29, 2015) a farmers- scientists interaction meet was also organised on December 27, 2015 in ICAR-IISR Regional Centre, Motipur. Drs. S.N. Singh, A.K. Sah, Ramji Lal, Maharam Singh explained cane production technologies to the farmers. About 100 farmers participated in the interaction meet and their visit to seed cane farm was also organised.
ICAR-IISR organised exhibition on cane production technologies in Scientists-Farmers Meet organised on December 25, 2015 at Town Hall Maidan in Motihari (Bihar). Shri Radha Mohan Singh Ji Inaugurated the event and he also visited IISR Stall and interacted with Scientists. Dr. A D Pathak, Director, IISR delivered lecture in technical session organised during the event. Sugarcane technologies were showcased with the help of live materials, specimen and visuals and more than 1000 farmers received information about the Institute’s technologies.