Cabinet provides an agreement for setting up IARI Jharkhand, costs 200 Crores

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the 12th Plan proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme of the ‘Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)-Jharkhand, on 18 Jan 2017.

“This agreement for the sake of state welfare will have an estimated outlay of Rs 200.78 crore (100 per cent ICAR share) on 1,000 acre land provided by the state government of Jharkhand at the Gauria Karma Village in Barhi Block of Hazaribag.”

IARI-Jharkhand would have 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.

“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”, this agreement will enable many job scopes and development of Jharkhand in various fields.

The new institute would work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of eastern India with all existing central and state government R&D institutions and private sector enterprises.

It would undertake research, education, extension programmes in its mission towards developing quality human resource, generation of farmer friendly technologies to enhance productivity, quality and profitability.

IARI-Jharkhand would also promote agro-based industries and generate employment opportunities for holistic and sustainable development of the farm sector in the eastern region.

ICAR- Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Author: Vigilant Indian

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