The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) in Assam proposed by Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) / Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR). The institute will be set up on 587 acre of land provided by the state government of Assam.
lARI-Assam would be a Post-Graduate Institution of higher learning in Agricultural Education. It will have the hallmark identity of an IARI including all sectors of agriculture like field crops, horticultural crops, agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry, piggery, silk rearing, honey production, etc.
It will be an off-campus of IARI, New Delhi and integrated multi-disciplinary research would be undertaken in school mode covering Schools of Crop Sciences, Natural Resource Management, and Animal Sciences & Fisheries.
IARI-Assam will work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of North Eastern India in tandem with all existing Central and State Government R&D Institutions and Private sector enterprises.
It would also undertake research, education, extension programs in its mission towards developing quality human resource, generation of farmer-friendly technologies to enhance productivity, quality and profitability, promote agro-based industries and generate employment opportunities for holistic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector in the North Eastern region, said a statement.