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Prime Minister Unveils Foundation Stone of IARI-Jharkhand
28th June, 2015, Barhi, Hazaribagh
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister, unveiled foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute-Jharkhand at Barhi, District Hazaribagh, Jharkhand today.
In his captivating address, Shri Modi emphasized research is important in the agriculture sector and this cannot happen only in one place. He said that revolution in agriculture can take place in Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam...the eastern part of India. He said that amid rising population and increasingly fragmented land-holdings, the need of the hour for the nation is a second green revolution without any delay, which could only happen in eastern India.
The Prime Minister said proper research was required in all agro climatic zones of the country. This would ensure best results, as well as greater acceptability among farmers. He said this required the spread of agricultural research and education in various regions.
The Prime Minister said animal husbandry and fisheries were equally important for the agriculture sector. He laid stress on the importance of raising productivity in the dairy sector. He said the Government had decided to pay special attention to the dairy sector in Jharkhand.
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.