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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               


Meeting of ICAR-IISR Lucknow and UPCSR Shahjahanpur with Cane Department of Uttar Pradesh

August 22, 2016 was a historical day when a meeting of research organizations as ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow and UP Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur and Sugarcane and Sugar Department, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh was held at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow to discuss various issues pertaining to increasing yield of sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from Scientists of IISR, Lucknow and various centres of UPCSR, Shahjahanpur, the meeting was attended by Cane Commissioner, Additional Cane Commissioner, Joint Cane Commissioner and Deputy Cane Commissioner, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Dr. J. Singh, Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement delivered his presentation on “Improved Sugarcane Varieties: Seed Production and DUS Testing. He advocated for proper varietal balance in the sugar mill command area. In North Central Zone/North Eastern Zone, 20-25% varieties of early maturity, 55% of mid-late and 20-25% varieties of late maturity. In North West Zone, there should be 25-30% varieties of early duration, 55% mid-late and 15-20% late. He informed that Co 0238 and CoS 767 are major varieties of sugarcane having covered 19.62 and 17.72% of the area under sugarcane in the state. Dr. S.K. Shukla, Head, Division of Crop Production in his presentation on management practices informed that healthy seed cane, proper moisture and optimum temperature of 250C at the time of planting, balanced nutrition, sunny days for tillering and disease and pest free environment are the suitable growing conditions for sugarcane. He advocated about integrated nutrient management, weed management and water management. Dr. A.K. Singh, Head, Division of Agricultural Engineering informed the participants about latest developments in farm machineries for mechanization of sugarcane cultivation in view of emerging problem of shortage of labour for farm operations. He advocated for use of farm machineries for effective utilization of critical inputs (seed, fertilizer and water), sowing of costs, labour and time, reducing human drudgeries and increasing yield per unit of manpower, time and input. Dr. Singh informed about recent developments in mechanization of sugarcane cultivation at IISR and gave a brief introduction about the various machines developed for seed bed preparation, planting interculture and earthing up, harvesting and ratoon management. Dr. M.R. Singh, Head, Division of Crop Protection gave a brief presentation on the major insect-pests and diseases of sugarcane and advocated for adopting biological control for the management of major insects like Pyrilla, top borer and white grubs and seed treatment in moist hot air treatment for reducing the menace of red rot and seed borne diseases.

Dr. V.K. Shukla, Additional Cane Commissioner, Govt. of U.P. advocated for reducing the area under sugarcane under rejected varieties and maintaining recommended varietal balance. He informed about this year target of 10% planting of sugarcane in autumn season by trench method of planting in intercropping with other crops. The Government of Uttar Pradesh is promoting drip irrigation, organization of village level Kisan Goshthi, visit of farmers at the farms of innovative farmers, nursery of seed cane in 4-5 villages, establishment of ideal village and Ganna Kisan Club in each sugar mill command area, seed treatment in MHAT plant for management of diseases.

Dr. B.L. Sharma, Director, UPCSR, Shahjahanpur advocated about the development of new varieties of sugarcane like Co 0238, standardizing pathological screening technology, balanced use of N,P, K with secondary and micronutrients and reducing the cost of technology.

Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow told the organization of this coordination meeting as a good initiative for utilizing the strength of each other and felt the need for developing a strong road map of sugarcane by ICAR-IISR, Lucknow and UPCSR, Shahjahanpur. He advocated for adoption of sugarcane machineries, crop protection techniques and tissue culture plants developed by IISR, in addition to varietal replacement and seed production. Dr. Pathak urged for developing an Entrepreneurship Programme for jaggery production at three places in the East Uttar Pradesh where sugar mills are not working.

Sh. Vipin Kumar Dwivedi, Cane and Sugar Commissioner, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh expressed satisfaction over emergence of Uttar Pradesh as the largest sugar producing state of the country. He assured that IISR technologies will be disseminated through the state through the network of Cane Department. Sh. Dwivedi termed this meeting as a humble beginning and assured that the Cane Department will meet with IISR more frequently. Next time, sugar mills officials’ will also be invited. He thanked all the scientists for their suggestions which go a long way to develop a strong work-plan for increasing production of sugarcane in the state.