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Annual Convention and Technical Expo-2017 of NISSTA inaugurated at IISR

Two-days Annual Convention and Technical Expo-2017 of North Indian Sugarcane & Sugar Technologists’ Association (NISSTA) was inaugurated on May 12, 2017 in the premises of ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow. Addressing as the Chief Guest, Dr. Sushil Solomon, Vice Chancellor, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur congratulated all the stakeholders in making Uttar Pradesh the largest sugar producing state of the country by producing 8.75 million tonne of sugar during the current sugar season 2016-17. For doubling the farmers income by 2022, Dr. Solomon highlighted the need of reducing cost of cultivation by introducing low input, high sugar and high yielding variety; making soil health cards, encouraging use of biofertilizers, biomanuring and biocomposting, water management by use of drip and sprinkler irrigation, skip furrow method of irrigation; mechanization of sugarcane agriculture for addressing the issue of labour scarcity, increasing the yield of ratoon crops at par with plant crops, adoption of multi-ratooning, diversification in the field through intercropping, particularly in autumn crop and reducing the post-harvest losses. Speaking as the Guest of the Honour, Dr. Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI, Coimbatore thanked the organizers and delegates for appreciating his efforts of developing sugarcane variety Co 0238 which has become instrumental in achieving the top sugar producing state of the country. Dr. Ram urged the young researchers to work for the sugarcane farmers with sincerity and develop sugarcane variety, superior to the most popular Co 0238 variety.

Dr. G.S.C. Rao, Founder and Managing Director, Global Canesugar Services Pvt. Ltd highlighted the need of agro-processing for agricultural development. He encouraged the sugarcane farmers for adopting agribusiness for increasing their income manifolds. Dr. R.L. Tamak, Chief Executive Officer, DSCL Group of Sugar Mills, New Delhi highlighted four ways to sustainable doubling income of farmers viz., increase in productivity, reduction in cost of cultivation, other allied activities and efficient marketing. Sh. Kamat suggested strengthening seed programme, trench planting, drip irrigation plus fertigation, balanced nutrition, improved variety, land levelling and ratoon management as contributory factors for increasing yield. Similarly, he advocated for replacing diesel pumps with electric tube wells, promoting solar pumps, drip/sprinkler irrigation and fertigation, mechanization of sugarcane cultivation, use of costly machinery on custom hiring basis and developing micro-entrepreneurship and single bud planting for increasing the income of the sugarcane farmers.

Mr. Yogesh Malik, Additional Cane Commissioner, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh appreciated the high sugar recovery of more than 13% in number of sugar mills of the State. Sh. Malik informed that a target of 100% trench planting in autumn season and minimum 50% trench planting in spring season has been set up by the State Govt. The seeds of pulse crops are being received under National Food Security Mission for intercropping with sugarcane. ‘Ghar Ghar Beej Utpadan’ scheme launched by the State Governement is also becoming very popular among the farmers. Dr. B.L. Sharma, Director, U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur narrated the achievements of the Council for improving the economic status of the sugarcane farmers. Dr. A.K. Singh, Principal Scientist, IISR & Organizing Secretary of the event highlighted the theme and objectives of the Annual Convention and Technical Expo.

At the outset, Dr. Ram Moorti Singh, President, NISSTA welcomed all the dignitaries and delegates at the Annual Convention-2017 and Technical Expo. Sh. Anil Shukla, General Secretary, NISSTA proposed the vote of thanks. Annual Convention and Technical Expo-2017 of NISSTA is being attended by more than 250 researchers, development officials, sugar mills executives and sugar machinery entrepreneurs.