Jharkhand will soon have a premier agriculture institute that would develop and research soil health, water use efficiency and management of both surface and ground water resources in the high rainfall regions through multi-disciplinary research.
According to PTI, as per his election promise to take eastern zone states at par with the other developed states in every sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) at Goriya Karma village in Hazaribagh district on Sunday. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh would be present on the occasion.
“The IARI will soon have a thousand acre campus to give fillip to agriculture in the region?Jharkhand will achieve inclusive agricultural growth through integrated farming systems,” an official press release said.
It would achieve through multi-disciplinary research through 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 release said.
Stating that the institute would attract cream of post graduate and doctoral students from all over India and abroad to conduct region specific research, the release said the major regional challenges would be addressed by the IARI, Jharkhand, through prioritised thrust areas of research, integrated with post-graduate education and extension programs.
This would lead to improved soil health, water use efficiency and management of both surface and ground water resources in the high rainfall (1200-1600 mm) regions through multi-disciplinary research and research on crop diversification to double the production in rice-fallow seasons.
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