Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science) visited institute
Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), ICAR visited ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow on November 11, 2016. Dr. Sandhu visited laboratories, engineering workshop and Technology park of the Institute and got acquainted with various research and developmental activities of the Institute. He also visited newly developed Kharika Block. Later, he interacted with all the staff of the Institute including RA/SRF/Young Professional/Trainee and participants of winter school training programme. In his address, Dr. Sandhu appreciated the efforts of the scientists of the Institute. He urged the scientists to conduct research in the direction of increasing the yield, sugar content and sugar recovery of sugarcane. At this occasion, Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director explained about the technologies for the benefit of farmers including improved sugarcane varieties, production technologies, agronomic practices, intercropping, integrated insect-pests and disease management practices, post-harvest technologies and improved sugarcane implements and machineries. Dr. Pathak also informed about the technology developed for quality jaggery manufacturing and its commercialization. Dr. S.K. Shukla, Project Coordinator (Sugarcane) made a presentation on salient achievements of AICRP on Sugarcane and genetic gains in yeild of sugarcane crop improvemnet trails in last three decades.
During the event, the winners of the Slogan writing competition organized on the occasion of Vigilance awareness week were also awarded by the chief guest.