72nd Foundation Day of ICAR-IISR celebrated
16th February 2023, Lucknow
ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow celebrated its 72nd Foundation Day with great fervour and enthusiasm today.
The Chief Guest, Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Sugar Industry and Cane Development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh congratulated the scientists of the Institute for the unparallel success achieved in sugarcane production and sugar sector. He urged the scientists to look deeply into the adverse effects of climate change and to develop a strategy to combat its challenge.
The Guest of Honour, Dr S. Solomon, Ex. Vice-Chancellor, CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur lauded the R & D work of the IISR, Lucknow for making the country self-reliant in sugar production by developing more than 70 technologies since the establishment of the Institute.
The Guest of Honour, Dr R.K. Singh, ADG (CC), ICAR said the sincere R & D efforts by the Institute which is being reflected through 2.5 times increase of sugarcane productivity in India and the significant increase in sugar recovery since the establishment of IISR, ultimately leading to self-sufficiency in sugar production and exporting to foreign countries along with Bioethanol Production for EBP.
Earlier, Dr. R. Viswanathan, Director, ICAR- IISR, in his welcome address presented a brief overview of the research and developmental activities of the Institute during the year 2022.
Two books, one Rajbhasha magazine Ikshu and one folder were also released on the occasion.
Dr A.K. Sah, Principal Scientist and Organising Secretary proposed vote of thanks
(Source: ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow)