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Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) to be Set up in Assam

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh addressing at the Fifty Fifth Convocation of the Post Graduate School of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, in New Delhi on February 09, 2017.(PIB)

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh addressing at the Fifty Fifth Convocation of the Post Graduate School of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, in New Delhi on February 09, 2017.(PIB)

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.

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