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IARI Jharkhand

Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Jharkhand will soon have thousand acre campus to give fillip to agriculture in the region. Foundation stone of the campus of Institute will be laid by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 28th June, 2015 at Goriya Karma village in Barhi, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh will also grace the occasion. IARI-Jharkhand would achieve 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 major regional challenges will be addressed by the IARI, Jharkhand, through prioritized thrust areas of research, integrated with post-graduate education and extension programs, thereby leading to:
• Improved soil health, water use efficiency (WUE) and management of both surface and ground water resources in the high rainfall (1200-1600 mm) regions through multidisciplinary research.
• Research on crop diversification to double the production in rice-fallow seasons
• Improvement of nutritional security and profitability of the farm families in the tribal belts thorough appropriate horticultural technologies
• Development of region-specific integrated farming systems
• Focus on fast adoption of technologies through location-specific need-based extension strategies and mechanisms.
• Higher agricultural education for human resource development beginning with 10 post graduate students from 2015-16 in Soil Science, Water Science &Technology, Agronomy, Horticulture and Genetics disciplines.
• Collaboration within NAREES and international organizations for making effective use of cutting edge technologies to boost regional capacities and economy of the farmers
• Ensuring an overall social impact in terms of employment generation through best skilled scientific, technical, administrative and supporting manpower
• Fuel and promote technology-driven growth of agro-industries through first generation entrepreneurs of the region to provide a fillip for the Make in India initiative of the Government. This would also develop ancillary industries for rural employment and economic empowerment
• Usher in Evergreen Revolution for productive, profitable and sustainable agriculture through quality post graduate education and gender-equity ensuring total prosperity in the region.


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