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  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, commonly referred to as ICAR is an autonomous organization that was established in 1929.

  • Earlier named as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR began operations under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

  • Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR has its headquarters in New Delhi.

  • There are 101 ICAR institutes and 71 agricultural universities spread across the nation. It is one of the world’s largest national agricultural systems.

  • For more information, visit the website: https://icar.org.in/

The functions of ICAR are given below:

  • ICAR plans, undertakes,aids,promotes and coordinate education, research and its application in agriculture, animal science,fisheries,agro-forestry, and allied sciences.

  • ICAR act as a clearinghouse for research and information relating to; agriculture, and allied sciences. This is done through its publications and information system and instituting and promoting the transfer of technology programs.

  • ICAR provides, undertakes, and promotes consultancy services in the field of research, education, training, and dissemination of information in agriculture, animal science, fisheries, agroforestry, home science, and other allied sciences.

  • ICAR looks into the problems relating to broader areas of rural development concerning agriculture, including post-harvest technology by developing cooperative programs.

  • ICAR does other things that are considered necessary to attain the objectives of the society.
  • As of July 2006, it has developed a vaccine against bird flu. The vaccine was developed at the High-Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal, the only facility in the country to conduct tests for the H5N1 variant of bird flu.

  • It was entrusted with the task of developing a vaccine by the ICAR after the Avian Influenza outbreak in February. The ICAR was provided Rs. 8 Crores for the purpose.

  • In December 2009, ICAR announced that it was considering a policy to provide open access to its research.

  • In March 2010, ICAR made its two flagship journals as Open Access Journals.

  • On 13 September 2013, it announced the Open Access Policy and committed for making all the public funded scholarly research outputs openly available via open access repositories.

  • ICAR scientists were the first in the world to sequence the pigeon pea genome. It was a purely indigenous effort by 31 scientists led by Nagendra Kumar Singh of NRCPB. The first draft of the sequence was published in J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol.
  • Choudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All-India Coordinated Research Project Award

  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award

  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Tribal Areas

  • Hari Om Ashram Trust Award

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding doctoral thesis research

  • Vasantrao Naik Award

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award

  • Bharat Ratna Dr. C Subramaniam Outstanding Teacher Award

  • Punjab Rao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award

  • Chaudhary Charan Singh Award for Excellence in Journalism in Agricultural Research and Development

  • N.G. Ranga Farmer Award for Diversified Agriculture

  • Jagjivan Ram Kisan Puruskar

  • Swamy Sahajanand Saraswati Extension Scientist/ Worker Award

  • ICAR Award for Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences

  • National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar for Technical Books in Hindi in The Field of Agriculture and Allied Sciences

  • Udyan Pandit Award for excellence in fruit growing.

As of October 2017, ICAR has the following institutions:

  • 6 Deemed Universities(2 new-NAARM, Hyderabad and NIASM, Malegaon, Maharashtra)

  • 64 ICAR Institutions

  • 15 National Research Centers

  • 6 National Bureau

  • 25 Directorates or Project Directorates (upgraded NRC-12)

  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana

  • Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Crop Science

  • Horticultural Science

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Animal Science

  • Fisheries Science

  • Agricultural Education

  • Agricultural Extension

  • Knowledge Management

  • IP&TM and PME

  • Human Resource Management Unit

  • National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF)

  • Administration

  • Finance

  • ICAR-NAARM,Hyderabad Capacity Building Programs 2019-20

  • Global Potato Conclave from 28-31 January 2020 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat

  • International Conference on Plant Protection in Horticulture (ICPPH-2019) – Advances and Challenges 24-27th July 2019

  • Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) 18-21 November 2019, New Delhi India

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