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Green Signal for Establishment of IARI, Jharkhand

The 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme of the 'Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)-Jharkhand' got an approval by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

At the Gauria Karma Village in Barhi Block of Hazaribag, 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.

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 be a unique Institution, which would possess all the hallmark identities as that of IARI at New Delhi.

On the issues like the agrarian challenges and complexities of eastern India with all existing Central and State Government R&D institutions and Private sector enterprises, the IARI-Jharkhand would work.

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

It will also generate employment opportunities for holistic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector in the eastern region and promote agro-based industries.

Its integrated multi-disciplinary research would be undertaken in School mode, i.e. Schools of Crop Sciences, Natural Resource Management, and Animal Sciences and it will be an off-campus of IARI, New Delhi.