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ICAR- SBI inks MoU with the ISMA

ICAR- SBI inks MoU with the ISMA

ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore (ICAR-SBI), and the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), New Delhi signed an MoU and launched a project in the Institute premises on 27 June 2023, for identification of location- specific & climate- resilient varieties with high yield & quality potential for both tropical and sub-tropical regions of the country.
Speaking on the occasion,  Shri Aditya Jhunjhunwala, President of ISMA said that the project, to be implemented with a financial outlay of Rs.7.5 crores, will help in identifying varieties with better yields that would benefit the farmers. 
Delivering the Presidential address, Dr. G.Hemaprabha , Director of ICAR-SBI,  Dr. Sushil Solomon, Former Vice-Chancellor, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur and  Former Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (ICAR-IISR), Lucknow, Dr. R.Viswanathan, Director of ICAR-IISR, Lucknow, Pankaj Wadhwa, Deputy Director General, ISMA, Silvester Goldwin, Vice-President, South Indian Sugar Mills Association-Tamil Nadu, and over 150 scientists and staff of ICAR-SBI and ISMA participated in the MoU exchange ceremony