The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval
for the 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme of the
'Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Jharkhand'.
It will have an estimated outlay of Rs. 200.78 crores (100% ICAR share)
on 1,000 acre land provided by the Government of Jharkhand at the Gauria
Karma Village in Barhi Block of Hazaribag.
lARI-Jharkhand would be a unique Institution, which would possess all
the hallmark identities as that of IARI at New Delhi including all
sectors of agriculture like field crops, horticultural crops,
agro-forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry, piggery, silk and
lac rearing, honey production etc.
IARI-Jharkhand would work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of
eastern India with all existing Central and State Government R&D
institutions and Private sector enterprises. It will undertake research,
education, extension programmes in its mission towards developing
quality human resource, generation of farmer friendly technologies to
enhance productivity, quality and profitability. It will also promote
agro-based industries and generate employment opportunities for holistic
and sustainable development of the agriculture sector in the 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