Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India Visited ICAR-IISR
On April 21, 2016 Honourable Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan visited ICAR-IISR, Lucknow and reviewed on- going researches at the Institute. During Visit, Minister discussed with Dr. A. D. Pathak, Director and Scientists on technology developed by the institute. He visited jaggery unit and thoroughly enquired about technology of jaggery making, moulding and packaging. He also urged the concerned scientists to intensify efforts to popularise IISR jaggery making technology. Mr. Minister also urged scientist to formulate and implement projects on packaging of sugarcane juice for enhanced self life, so people can have availability of cane juice for longer period. He also interacted with the progressive farmers of Madurai District of Tamil Nadu, who have come to the institute for 2 days residential training in sugarcane.