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        - IISR Celebrates World Food Day               - Training on INM started               - Sugarcane Mechanisation Day               - IISR on Swatchh Bharat Mission               - IISR signed MoU with Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow               - इक्षु पत्रिका और संस्थान के वैज्ञानिक राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार से सम्मानित               - ICAR Regional Committee Meeting for Zone-IV held               - Dr Balyan, Union Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries visited institute               - Hands on Soil Analysis Training for Sugar Mill Personnel held               - Dr. S. Ayyappan, DG, ICAR inaugurated CaneDES Expert System and Bio-control Lab               - IISR conducted first online examination               - IISR signed MOU with Bihar Government               - Field training on Quality Jaggery Making at Datia               - International Conclave on Sugar Crops and National SugarFest-2014 organised                - Institute celebrated Silver Jubilee of Motipur Centre               - Dr. S. Solomon, Director, IISR, Lucknow received Award from the President of India               - IISR organised National Conference on Women in Sugarcane Agriculture and Industry               - Scientific Delegation led by DG, BSRI, Bangladesh on visit to IISR               - Hon’ble Minister Mr. Lakshman Senewiratne, Ministry of Sugar Industry Development, Sri Lanka visited IISR               - IISR-Industry Interface on Sugarbeet organized at Mukteswar               - Dr. S. Ayyappan, DG, ICAR and Secretary, DARE visited institute               - Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Ex-DG (ICAR) visited institute               - ICAR Sports Meet-2013 inaugurated               - IISR Diamond Jubilee Celebrations & National SugarFest - 2013               - IISR Organized training on Sugarcane Production and Management in Bihar               - Conclave and Kisan-Vigyan Sangam-2012 for UP organised              


IISR Celebrates World Food Day

Every year entire world observes 16 October as World Food Day to commemorate the establishment of FAO, an agency of UN. World Food Day is celebrated to convey the message to entire World fraternity to work collectively for hunger and malnutrition free world. In the same ethos IISR organised programme to celebrate World Food Day today in the campus. Chief Guest of today's function Dr. S. A. Faruqui, Ex. Director, IGFRI, Jhansi appealed each one specially scientists and development workers to work hard for rapid transfer of Agricultural technology to the farmers so that they can harvest more crop per unit of resource used and contribute substantially in fighting hunger and malnutrition especially in rural areas. At this occasion Director, IISR, Dr. S. Solomon read out the message of Hon'ble Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Radha Mohan Singh Ji. Hon'ble Minister in his message quoted year 2014 as Year of "Family Farming" and he emphasised on popularisation and large scale adoption of family farming all over the country. Dr. A. K. Sah, Principal Scientist said that sugarcane may be focal crop in the theme of family farming as it provide a large amount of money to farmers at the time of harvesting and also provide ample opportunity to grow pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, green fodder etc as inter crops between wide row spaces in sugarcane. This way farmers can fulfil entire need of monetary income, food items such as pulses, vegetables etc for his family. In popularisation of family farming KVKs plays important role by providing vocational training and demonstrating crop cafeteria technique.

In today's function development workers of agriculture and cane departments of Uttar Pradesh, SMSs of KVKs and farmers from Raipur (Chattishgarh) participated. A training session on cane cultivation techniques, fodder raising and Animal husbandry practices was organised. Their visit to Demo Farm, bio control lab, jaggery unit was also organised to provide do-how training. Information on latest cultivation techniques was provided by Dr. S. K. Shukla, Dr. A. Baitha, Dr. S. I. Anwar, Dr. Rakesh Singh and others.