ICAR-SBI Cane Fest at Coimbatore on Sep 23, 24

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Chennai, Sep 14 : The Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI) of

the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is organizing Cane Fest,

a two-day sugarcane farmers’ festival at its premises in Coimbatore

on September 23 and 24.

The event has been named as Kannal Vizha in Tamil, a press release

issued by ICAR-SBI Director G.Hemaprabha said here today.

The 110-year-old ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore in

association with Society for Sugarcane Research and Development

(SSRD), is organizing this event for the southern region to showcase

the sugarcane technologies developed at the Institute and elsewhere

for the benefit of sugarcane growers and other stakeholders.

On September 24, an interactive workshop on sugarcane mechanization

will be organized, wherein sugar factory personnel, sugarcane farmers.

machinery manufacturers and entrepreneurs will be sharing their

experiences on mechanization initiatives, including usage of drones

in sugarcane cultivation.

Over 30 stalls will be put up by various sectors including public, private,

entrepreneurs, NGOs and progressive farmers, displaying new and

popular sugarcane varieties and latest technological developments

in sugarcane agriculture.

Seminars on important topics on sugarcane cultivation will be delivered

by sugarcane experts followed by farmer-scientist-interface sessions.

Farmers, farm women, rural youth, agri-preneurs, industrialists, sugar

factory personnel, officers from agriculture and allied government

departments, NGOs, scientists, policy makers and students from

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and

Maharashtra are expected to participate in the two-day event.


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