Functioning of National Sugar Institute Reviewed
New Delhi Januaru 04: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan yesterday chaired the meeting of Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament attached with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
The Consultative Committee Meeting reviewed the functioning of National Sugar Institute established at Kanpur. The institute which is a subordinate office of the Ministry performs the main functions of teaching, training,
consultancy, research and preparation of standards for sugar.
Addressing the Chairman and other members of the committee, the Director of the institute, Narendra Mohan asserted that the institution is working hard to convert the dream of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan of transforming the institution into one of global eminence into reality.
He stressed that the goal of the institution is to introduce one new course every year based on the needs and requirements of the industry. He also stated that another target is to ensure that at least one new patent is filed
annually. A brief presentation on the functioning of the institution was also presented before the committee members.
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, addressing the gathering after the presentation stated that a future roadmap for growth and development of the institution must be made with
optimum planning to ensure that all resources available with the institute are
efficiently and efficaciously utilised.
The Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, C. R. Chaudhary praised the institution for the good job done in the avenues of training, research and consultancy. Chaudhary exhorted that along with being a premier institution, it should also check on the employability factor of its students/scholars and also laid stress
on the productivity aspect. He further stressed on the importance of taking research to the industries and factories.
He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan for the various schemes that have been introduced for the benefit of the Sugar farmers and improving the sustainability of the Sugar Industry. He
said the focus should be on waste to wealth management as has been done by the institute for Bagasse and Filter cakes which help produce bio-gas.