Annual Convention of Sugarcane and Sugar Sector at ICAR-IISR
Two days Annual Convention and Technical Expo-2016 jointly organized by ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research and North Indian sugarcane and Sugar Technologists’ Association (NISSTA) was held at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow or April 29-30, 2016. The convention was inaugurated by Sh. Praveer Kumar, IAS, Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh on April 29, 2016. In his inaugural address Sh. Kumar urged industry to promote innovative cane production technology for maximizing formers’ income. He appealed the stakeholders for sustainable sugarcane forming to conserve natural resources. Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR presented a brief accomplishments of the Institute. In the inaugural session Dr. Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI, Coimbatore, Dr. Narendra Mohan, Director, NSI, Kanpur, Dr. B.L. Sharma, Director, UPCSR, Shahjahanpur, Dr. Ram Murti Singh, President, NISSTA, Sh. Anil Shukla, General Secretary, NISSTA and Dr. A.K. Sah, Organizing Secretary also presented their remarks. Technical Expo to show cane the latest innovations in sugarcane research, sugar industry, equipment manufacting and cane development was organized. A total 150 delegates participated in the convention. In the Inaugural session three publications was released by Chief Guest.
During two days of convention 4 technical sessions on different themes was organized in which 40 presentations were made by renowned scientists, industry personnel and development officials.
Senior executives of sugar industry Sh. C.B. Patodia, Sh. Arvind Prasad and Sh. Pankaj Rastogi were awrded for outstanding contribution in the industry; Dr. Bakshi Ram, Director, SBI, Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, IISR and Dr. A.K. Sah, Principal Scientist, IISR were awarded for outstanding research and management in sugarcane.
In the plenary session Sh. Vipin Kumar Dwivedi, IAS, Cane Commissioner, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh was the chief guest. Sh. R.C. Singhal, Chief Executive, Biswan Sugar mill, Dr. S. Solomon, Ex. Director, IISR, Lucknow were guest of honour in the plenary session.