ICAR at Glance


  •  Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer welfare is the ex-office President of the ICAR society (President- Radha Mohan Singh).
  • In last Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Seven decade-old Agriculture Ministry will be renamed as ‘Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ministry
  • Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research &Education Ministry of Agriculture, Govt, of India & Director General, ICAR-the Principal Executive Officer of the Council. (Present DG – Dr. T. Mahapatra)
  • Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board ,Chairman-Dr. Guru Bachan Singh
  •  Deputy Directors-General (8)
  • Assistant Directors-General (24)
  •  Directorates /Project Directorates -13
  • National Bureaux-6 [New- NBAII, Bengaluru and NBAIM, Mau (UP)]
  •  Deemed Universities-4
  •  Agriculture Universities- 73
  •  National Research Centers (NRCs) – 15 ( Newly added: National Research Centre on Integrated Farming (ICAR-NRCIF), Motihar)
  •  AICRPs- 60
  •  Institutes- 64
  •  Network projects-19
  •  Chairman of National Commission for Farmers- Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
  •  Central Agricultural Universities-3 (Imphal, Jhansi and Bihar)
  •  Network projects-18
  •  ATARI (Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes) – 8
  •  KVKS- 665
  •  The Council launched a new initiative “Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana” for training of farmers in organic farming and sustainable farming.

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