Webinar on “Sugarcane Sector in Post COVID-19 and Way Forward” organized

12th June, 2020, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Webinar on “Sugarcane Sector in Post COVID-19 and Way Forward” organizedThe ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh organized a Webinar on “Sugarcane Sector in Post COVID-19 and Way Forward” today.

Shri V.K. Shukla, Additional Cane Commissioner, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh outlined the Government’s initiatives taken during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the future strategy for smooth sailing of the industry in the state.

Shri Roshan Lal Tamak, Executive Director & CEO, Sugar Business, DCM Shriram discussed the issues related to sugar industry perspectives encompassing factory operations, marketing, hygiene, farmers’ livelihood and digitalization, etc.

Prof. Narendra Mohan, Director, National Sugar Institute, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh discussed in detail on the topic “Reorienting technological approach for process and product diversification to mitigate Corona crisis”. Prof. Mohan urged the industry executives for revisiting the sugar mills during the off-season to decide revised standard operating procedure in the wake of the Corona crisis.

Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, IISR, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh shared his views on emerging challenges in sugarcane research & development to address the issues in the post COVID-19 era.

The Webinar was aimed at providing a common platform to the researchers, industry executives, managers and government officials to discuss and analyze the distress in the sugarcane sector of the Sub-tropical India in COVID-19 time and decide the future course of actions for addressing the same.

Around 100 participants from Sugar Industry, Research Institutes and Government Cane Department participated in the Webinar.

(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)