Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Emphasized Farmers Training on Jaggery

27th December 2015, Motipur (Bihar)

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh visited ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Regional Centre, Motipur (Bihar) on December 27, 2015. Minister reviewed the activities and visited seed cane production farm of the centre.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Emphasized Farmers Training on JaggeryUnion Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Emphasized Farmers Training on JaggeryUnion Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Emphasized Farmers Training on Jaggery

He said that a Jaggery production unit and farmers’ training block should be established in the centre to extend benefit of new cane varieties, healthy seed cane and cane production technologies to the large number of farmers of the region. Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow welcomed the Minister and explained the on-going research and cane seed production activities of the centre.

As part of “Jai Kisan-Jai Vigyan” week celebration (December 23-29, 2015) a farmers- scientist’s interaction meet was also organised .About 100 farmers participated in the interaction meet and their visit to seed cane farm was also organised.

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