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87th Foundation Day and ICAR Award Ceremony
Design Second Green Revolution with New Vision and Dimensions, said Prime Minister
25th July, 2015, Patna
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi called upon agricultural scientists and planners to design second green revolution with new vision, dimensions and objectives to address the agricultural challenges in this modern era. He was addressing 87th Foundation Day and ICAR award ceremony as Chief Guest here today. Prime Minister appreciated agricultural scientists and farmers for their contributions and suggested identification of commodities having high potential of income from national and global markets. He reiterated that second green revolution will begin from the land of eastern India which has immense potential in terms of natural resources and willing farmers to take up experiments in fields.
Prime Minister appreciated the initiative of ICAR to celebrate its Foundation Day at Patna, Bihar from where organised agricultural research was initiated first time in the country through establishment of agricultural research institute way back in 1905. Emphasizing on the lab to land initiative, he urged agricultural scientists to make farmers their fellow travelers in development and refinement of farm technologies. Adoption of villages by teams of scientists can bring significant changes in the life of farmers by enhancing productivity, he said. He expressed satisfaction that ICAR has translated his vision of Lab to Land into new schemes which have been launched today.
The Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) coordinates and promotes agricultural research & education in the country. DARE provides the necessary government linkages for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the premier research organisation for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 100 ICAR institutes and 71 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural research systems in the world.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh took over the charge of Union Minister of Agriculture on 28th May 2014.