Prestigious Research Leadership Award to ICAR-IISR, Lucknow
The unparalleled research in Sugarcane carried out by ICAR-Indian Institute Sugarcane Research, Lucknow during last one decade has been recognized not only nationally but globally also. In a glaring and decorated Award function organized during 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit -2016 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi (8-9 September, 2016) Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik Ji gave away the Research Leadership Award to Indian Institute Sugarcane Research, Luckow. Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director of the Institute received the award from Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh in the August presence of Hon’ble Governor of Haryana Prof. K.S. Solanki Ji, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Prof. P.J. Kurien, Chairman and Director General of Indian Council of Food and Agriculture and other dignitaries from India & abroad. The Award ceremony was also attended by Dr. A.K. Sah, Principal Scientist. This Award is another colorful feather to cap of many accomplishments achieved by IISR during last one decade as a result of Continuous & sustained efforts in development of sugarcane technologies & their adoption by large number of farmers across the Country through strong outreach programme implemented. In this Global Agri Leadership Summit more than 400 eminent scientists, innovators, industry personnel, administrators, policy makers, political leaders, entrepreneurs were participated and discussed in length on state of the art technologies developed worldwide in the field of agriculture and they also deliberated in detail about future road map for prosperous and youth attracting agriculture.
The field level efforts of IISR for large scale production and multiplication of seed cane of improved cane varieties (CoLk 94184, CoLk 9709, Co 0238, CoPk 05191, Co 0118, Co 05011) and bringing more areas under new cane varieties was applauded and commended by the selection committee of the award. Sugarcane machines, Jaggery processing technique, varietal improvement through bio-technological tools, seed economizing planting techniques developed by IISR were also recognized. This Award will motivate team IISR for hard work with the notion to think globally and act locally.