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Pune: PM Modi to inaugurate International Conference on sugarcane value chain

Updated: Nov 13, 2016 09:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate International Conference and Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain - Vision 2025 Sugar organised by Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) at Manjari near Pune today.

VSI is an autonomous body established in 1975 by cane growers of co-operative sugar mills in Maharashtra with support of State and Central government.

Organisers said it is a matter of pride for VSI that the conference is coinciding with the birth centenary year of Late Vasantdada Patil Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and founder of the institute.

There will be an exhibition showcasing various technological developments in sugar industry and live demonstrations of sugarcane crop showing various advance technologies and practices in cultivation.

Eminent international and national speakers will be delivering lectures on significantly different important aspects of sugarcane value chain in this 3 days conference.

Around 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in this conference from across the globe.

Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and former Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who is the President of VSI, will also be present at the inauguration ceremony. (ANI)