Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI): the premiere institute's foundations stone to be laid down by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Highlights:  

  • Recently, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is going to laid down the foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) for research in agriculture in Jharkhand.
  • The new premiere institute for development and research in agricultural sector, Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), at Goriya Karma village in Barhi, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand will soon have thousand acre campus to give fillip to agriculture in the region.
  • IARI-Jharkhand will focus on inclusive agricultural growth through Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) in the region.
  • It will achieved through multi-disciplinary research centered around 3 major schools viz. School of Natural Resource Management, School of Crop Improvement & Protection, and School of Horticulture and Forestry with integrated Animal Sciences, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences components for catering to the local farming system needs of the region.
  • The institute will attract the cream of post graduate and doctoral students from all over India and abroad to conduct region specific research.
  • The key regional challenges will be to, improved soil health, improve water use efficiency (WUE) and management of both surface and ground water resources.
  • Work on crop diversification to double the production in rice. 
  • Improve nutritional security, development of region specific integrated farming systems.
  • IARI - has played a pivotal leadership role of transforming Indian food production system from "ship to mouth'' to "self-reliant sustainable agriculture" during - Green Revolution.