Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister, unveiled foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute-Jharkhand at Barhi, District Hazaribagh, Jharkhand on 28 June, 2015. 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. IARI-Jharkhand is being established in a sprawling campus of 1000 acres of land in village Goriya Karma with a mission to achieve inclusive agricultural growth through Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) approach and multi-disciplinary research. The institute will attract the cream of post graduate and doctoral students from all over India and abroad to conduct region specific research. The major regional challenges will be addressed through prioritized thrust areas of research, integrated with post-graduate education and extension programs. It will help usher in Evergreen Revolution for productive, profitable and sustainable agriculture ensuring total prosperity in the eastern region. This would also develop ancillary industries for rural employment and economic empowerment.
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