Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Food Processing Industries, recently dedicated to the nation the campus of the new Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Gogamukh, Assam.

Speaking on the occasion, Tomar announced that IARI, Assam will be named after Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The Minister said the institute would provide an impetus to development of agricultural education and research in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, in addition to Assam. By 2050, the population of the country and the challenge of climate change will increase considerably and the government was working in the direction that the country’s agricultural sector remained strong to be able to meet these challenges and there were sufficient food reserves at all times.

At the ground level, IARI New Delhi principal scientist Dr Khem B Pun, who is also the nodal officer for the project, unveiled the plaque at the institute’s gateway.

The report of the institute was presented and emphasised on water use efficiency from June to September in the north-eastern region and organic farming of local grown crops.

Initially, three divisions will function namely Division of Crop Improvement, Division of Horticulture and Division of Animal Science & Fisheries.

Lakhimpur MP Pradan Barua and Dhemaji MP Dr. Ranoj Pegu thanked the government for bestowing one of the remotest regions of the country with an IARI like institution.

Additional secretary, DARE and secretary, ICAR, Sanjay Kumar Singh welcomed the dignitaries.

The secretary, DARE and director general, ICAR, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, in his remarks highlighted the mandate of IARI Assam for bringing the benefits of improved agricultural research, education and extension to the region.

Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbanand Sonowal thanked the Prime Minister for the establishment of IARI, Assam and expressed hope that the institute would be able to fulfil its objectives. He emphasised on research activities on locally grown horticultural crops of the region for enhancing farm income of small and marginal farmers through enterprise diversification. He also hoped that the north-eastern states will be known once again as “Bowl of Rice” with the support of ICAR-IARI, Assam.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Food Processing Industries, recently dedicated to the nation the campus of the new Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Gogamukh, Assam.

Speaking on the occasion, Tomar announced that IARI, Assam will be named after Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The Minister said the institute would provide an impetus to development of agricultural education and research in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, in addition to Assam. By 2050, the population of the country and the challenge of climate change will increase considerably and the government was working in the direction that the country’s agricultural sector remained strong to be able to meet these challenges and there were sufficient food reserves at all times.

At the ground level, IARI New Delhi principal scientist Dr Khem B Pun, who is also the nodal officer for the project, unveiled the plaque at the institute’s gateway.

The report of the institute was presented and emphasised on water use efficiency from June to September in the north-eastern region and organic farming of local grown crops.

Initially, three divisions will function namely Division of Crop Improvement, Division of Horticulture and Division of Animal Science & Fisheries.

Lakhimpur MP Pradan Barua and Dhemaji MP Dr. Ranoj Pegu thanked the government for bestowing one of the remotest regions of the country with an IARI like institution.

Additional secretary, DARE and secretary, ICAR, Sanjay Kumar Singh welcomed the dignitaries.

The secretary, DARE and director general, ICAR, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, in his remarks highlighted the mandate of IARI Assam for bringing the benefits of improved agricultural research, education and extension to the region.

Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbanand Sonowal, thanked the Prime Minister for the establishment of IARI, Assam and expressed hope that the institute would be able to fulfil its objectives. He emphasised on research activities on locally grown horticultural crops of the region for enhancing farm income of small and marginal farmers through enterprise diversification. He also hoped that the north-eastern states will be known once again as “Bowl of Rice” with the support of ICAR-IARI, Assam.