Cabinet approves establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Jharkhand

| Updated: Jan 18, 2017 22:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 18 (ANI): The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for the 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme for the establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Jharkhand. It will have an estimated outlay of Rs. 200.78 crores (100% ICAR share) on 1,000 acre land provided by the Government of Jharkhand at the Gauria Karma Village in Barhi Block of Hazaribag. IARI-Jharkhand would be a unique Institution, which would possess all the hallmark identities as that of IARI at New Delhi including all sectors of agriculture like field crops, horticultural crops, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry, piggery, silk and lac rearing, honey production etc. IARI-Jharkhand would work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of eastern India with all existing Central and State Government Research and Development institutions and Private sector enterprises. It will undertake research, education, extension programmes in its mission towards developing quality human resource, generation of farmer friendly technologies to enhance productivity, quality and profitability. It will also promote agro-based industries and generate employment opportunities for holistic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector in the eastern region. It will be an off-campus of IARI, New Delhi and integrated multi-disciplinary research would be undertaken in School mode, i.e. Schools of Crop Sciences, Natural Resource Management, and Animal Sciences. (ANI)
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