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Cabinet for establishment of Indian Agricultural Institute in Assam

Cabinet for establishment of Indian Agricultural Institute in Assam
A farmer holds wheat crop on a field in the El-Menoufia governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

New Delhi [India]: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to establish the Indian Agricultural Institute (IARI) in Assam with 100 percent outlay of central government on 587 acres of land provided by the government of Assam.

Union Agriculture 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, agroforestry, animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry, piggery, silk rearing and honey production.

Furthermore, Singh said 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. (ANI)