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        - 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               

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Foundation Day of ICAR-IISR, Lucknow

The 66th Foundation Day of ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow was celebrated on 16th February, 2017 with great fervour and enthusiasm. On the occasion, Padamshree Dr. M.M. Godbole, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine & Biotechnology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow delivered foundation day lecture on the subject Importance of Iodine in the food.

Chairing the Session, Dr. S. Rajan, Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow appreciated the research work done by the Institute during last six and a half decade for the betterment of sugarcane farmers and sugar industry. He also emphasised on the need of collaborative work for making available canned fresh sugarcane juice in its natural taste. Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, IISR, Lucknow conveyed his foundation day wishes to all the staff of IISR telephonically, as he was on official tour.

Dr. S.K. Shukla, Officiating Director of the Institute and Project Coordinator, AICRP on Sugarcane narrated the significant achievements of the Institute. He informed that for the very first time in the history of the country, Uttar Pradesh is likely to emerge as a major sugar producing state of the country and in this IISR technology has played the significant role. In Foundatin Lecture Programme Dr. A.K. Sharma, Principal Scientist and I/c PME welcomed the guests & participants.

More than 300 students and farmers visited the laboratories and research farm of the Institute. Dr. A. K. Sah, Incharge of Extension and Training at IISR gave detailed information on Institute’s work and technology developed by the Institute to the students and farmers. He informed that the cane variety CoLk 94184 (Birendra) developed by the Institute is being cultivated by the farmers of U.P. and Bihar in more than one lakh hectare area. Sugarcane cutter planter developed by the IISR is being used by 2.63 lakh sugarcane farmers. The entrepreneurship development in seed cane production programme, being executed by the Institute for the last four years, has increased the income of the cane farmers considerably. Apart from it, sugar recovery of Biswan Sugar Mill in Sitapur district of U.P. has also touched 12.4% during 2015-16, which is the best ever recorded in the history of the state. The Institute has established jaggery processing and training centres in Motipur (Muzaffarpur, Bihar), Piprakothi (East Champaran, Bihar) and Pipiganj (Gorakhpur, U.P.) under the entrepreneurship development programme for the unemployed rural youths.

Dr. S. N. Sushil and Dr. P. K. Singh, Principal Scientists coordinated the visit of students and farmers to the laboratories and research farm of the Institute. During their visit, they were acquainted with newly developed IISR technologies. They were also shown quality jaggery production technology and the live demonstration of farm machineries. On this occasion, Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture and National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow also showcased their technologies to the visitors.