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National Seminar on “Agriculture Research and Education in Relation to Development of Integrated Agriculture : Challenges & Solutions”

On 28th foundation day of Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research, One day National Seminar on “Agriculture Research and Education in Relation to Development of Integrated Agriculture : Challenges & Solutions” was held on June 14, 2017 in the premises of ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow. Seminar was jointly organized by U.P. Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow and U.P. Academy of Agricultural Sciences at IISR, Lucknow on June 14, 2017.

On this occasion, many distinguished scientists were awarded by the U.P. Academy of Agricultural Sciences under different categories. Among the IISR awardees, Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Principal Scientist and Incharge, AKMU was conferred upon Dr. Jamuna Prasad Yadav Vishisht Krishi Vaigyanik Puraskar. Dr. A.K. Mall, Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement was also conferred Dr. Vasant Ram Vishisht Yuva Vaigyanik Puraskar. Dr. A.K. Singh, Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Production was elected as Fellow of UPAAS for his outstanding contribution in the field of Natural Resource Management.

In his introductory remarks, Prof. Rajendra Kumar, Director General, UPCAR highlighted the pathetic condition of the Council in terms of financial resources and administrative powers. He highlighted the efforts made during the last four and a half years for strengthening the Council. He also repeated his several long pending demands for improving the agricultural scenario of the State.

Padamshri Dr. R.B. Singh, Ex. Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi, in his address, congratulated Hon’ble Prime Minister for implementing the long awaited recommendations of Farmers Commission, constituted under the Chairmanship of Prof. M.S. Swaminathan. Dr. Singh urged the scientists to come forward to make the success of the PM’s ambition plan to double the income of the farmers by 2022 AD. Sh. Chandra Prakash, Agriculture Production Commissioner, UP Govt. urged the Scientists to sensitize themselves and farmers about the emerging challenges caused by the climate change.

Delivering his Presidential Address, the Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Sh. Surya Pratap Shahi congratulated the scientists to bring green revolution in India. He expressed his satisfaction over the record production of wheat, paddy, pulses, potato and sugar in Uttar Pradesh. He urged the scientists to increase the agricultural production along with reducing the cost of cultivation and post harvest losses.

Sh. Ram Naik, Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh urged the Scientists to take the improved farm technologies to the farmers’ fields. He highlighted that the scientific will along with political support especially from State machinery could play an instrumental role in increasing the farm production of the State.

At the outset, Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries and participants. He informed the participants that this year, Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the largest sugar producing state of the country by producing 8.75 million tonnes of sugar. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. I.N. Mukherjee, Assistant Director General, UPCAR, Lucknow.

In the technical session first, Prof. R.B. Singh, Ex. Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi delivered a talk on “Agriculture Research & Education for Development”. Dr. Mangala Rai, Ex. Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR gave a presentation on “Agriculture in the waiting-should it wait any more”. In the Technical Session Second, Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Member, ASRB, New Delhi, presented the roadmap for education and research in animal sciences. Second presentation delivered by Dr. H.D. Upadhyaya, Head, Gene Bank, ICRISAT, Hyderabad on the role of germplasm conservation and utilisation in Pulses.