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IIL Foundation signs MoU with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology in Meerut

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16 February 2024, Meerut: IIL Foundation, CSR wing of Insecticides (India) Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, on February 13, 2024. The collaboration aims to educate farmers on the latest technology in crop protection and nutrition.

The signing ceremony took place at the esteemed university campus during a sugarcane awareness workshop jointly organized by IIL Foundation in association with SVPUAT, Meerut in the august presence of Padma Shri Dr. Bakshi Ram, former director of ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, as the chief guest. MoU was signed by Dr. K K Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the university, and Mr. M K Singhal, Vice President, on behalf of the IIL Foundation. The event was attended by Dr. P K Singh, Director Extension, Mr. Sanjay Singh, Senior General Manager, IIL, and other distinguished dignitaries, university faculty, and more than 300 farmers.

During the workshop, farmers were benefited from the talk of Dr. Bakshi Ram on the latest technology updates and good practices in sugarcane farming and the myths that farmers should leave to get better productivity and income along with other experts from the university.

IIL Foundation already has a MoU with SVPUAT, which was signed in 2022, where the IIL Foundation is working closely with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hapur to create awareness about the latest technology in crop protection and nutrition and has benefited more than 1200 farmers by now in the Hapur region of western UP.

During the workshop, progressive farmers were also awarded “IIL Kissan Samman” for their achievements in sugarcane farming.  

“Sugarcane farming is vital for increasing the income of the farmers from western UP. Already farmers from Muzaffarnagar and Shamli are making records in sugarcane production. We need to work using the latest technology so that input cost can be minimized.” Mentioned Dr. K K Singh, Vice Chancellor, SVPUAT, Meerut during his address at the workshop.

Speaking about the collaboration, Mr. M K Singhal, Vice President of Insecticides (India) Limited (IIL), emphasized the importance of empowering farmers with technological solutions to ensure they receive fair value for their efforts.

Dr. P K Singh, Director Extension, SVPUAT, Meerut applauded this initiative by IIL Foundation to work for the farmer awareness and he assured that this will work towards the mission of providing the best knowledge to the farmers so that their income can be maximized.

Mr. Sanjay Singh, Sr. GM also explained the complete crop practice for sugarcane so that they optimize the cultivation cost.

By leveraging expertise and resources, both organizations aim to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of farming communities in the region and beyond.

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