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Cabinet Approves Setting up of New IARI in Assam

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of DARE/ICAR scheme of the establishment of the Indian Agricultural Institute (IARI) – Assam with hundred percent outlay of central government on 587 acres of land provided by the government of Assam. Also, the proposal for 98 positions has been approved.

The cost of the project will be Rs Rs 155 crore.

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that IARI-Assam would be a Post-Graduate Institute of higher learning in agricultural education and it will have all the hallmark identities of IARI in New Delhi including all sectors of agriculture like field crops, horticulture crops, agro forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry, piggery, silk rearing, honey production, etc.

Singh informed that IARI-Assam would work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of North Eastern India in coordination with all existing central and state government R&D Institutions and private sector enterprises for undertaking research, education, extension programs in its mission towards developing quality human resource, generation of farmer-friendly technologies to enhance productivity, quality, profitability, promote agro-based industries and generate employment opportunities for holistic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector in the North Eastern region.

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 & Fisheries.