VSI’s Research and Development program (R&D) aims at assessing and meeting current as well as future needs of the Sugar Industry in the context of prevailing socio-economic conditions of the country. In ultimate analysis it provides qualitative and quantitative data for more efficient use in the Sugar Industry of men, machine and material all of which cost money.
VSI’s current interests includes, inter alia,
Development of promising sugarcane varieties through biotechnology.
Water conserving irrigation systems.
Eco-friendly methods of crop production and crop protection.
Reduction in sugar losses in sugar factories.
Electricity power through Co-generation.
Application of modern and sophisticated techniques in farms and in sugar factories.
Development of bio-fertilisers and vermi-compost for improving soil fertility and productivity.