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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.


The Council is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 97 ICAR institutes and 53 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world.

The ICAR has played a pioneering role in ushering Green Revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India through its research and technology development that has enabled the country to increase the production of foodgrains by 4 times, horticultural crops by 6 times, fish by 9 times (marine 5 times and inland 17 times), milk 6 times and eggs 27 times since 1950-51, thus making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security. It has played a major role in promoting excellence in higher education in agriculture. It is engaged in cutting edge areas of science and technology development and its scientists are internationally acknowledged in their fields.

Milestones

Initiation of the first All-India Co-ordinated Research Project on Maize in 1957
Status of Deemed University accorded to IARI in 1958
Establishment of the first State Agricultural University on land grant pattern at Pantnagar in 1960
Placement of different agricultural research institutes under the purview of ICAR in 1966
Creation of Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) in the Ministry of Agriculture in 1973
Opening of first Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Puducherry (Pondicherry) in 1974
Establishment of Agricultural Research Service and Agricultural Scientists' Recruitment Board in 1975
Launching of Lab-to-Land Programme and the National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) in 1979
Initiation of Institution-Village Linkage Programme (IVLP) in 1995
Establishment of National Gene Bank at New Delhi in 1996
The ICAR was bestowed with the King Baudouin Award in 1989 for its valuable contribution in ushering in the Green Revolution. Again awarded King Baudouin Award in 2004 for research and development efforts made under partnership in Rice Wheat Consortium.
Launching of National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) in 1998 and National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) in 2005

Our Mandate

To plan, undertake, aid, promote and co-ordinate education, research and its application in agriculture, agroforestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences
To act as a clearing house of research and general information relating to agriculture, animal husbandry, home science and allied sciences, and fisheries through its publications and information system; and instituting and promoting transfer of technology programmes
To provide, undertake and promote consultancy services in the fields of education, research, training and dissemination of information in agriculture, agroforestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, home science and allied sciences
To look into the problems relating to broader areas of rural development concerning agriculture, including postharvest technology by developing co-operative programmes with other organizations such as the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and the universities
To do other things considered necessary to attain the objectives of the Society
Organization

Union Minister of Agriculture is the ex-officio President of the ICAR Society
Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and Director General, ICAR is the Principal Executive Officer of the Council
Governing Body is the policy-making authority
Agricultural Scientists' Recruitment Board
Deputy Directors-General (8)
Additional Secretary (DARE) and Secretary (ICAR)
Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor
Assistant Directors-General (24)
National Director, National Agricultural Innovation Project
Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture

Fore more Details :http://www.icar.org.in/

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