The foundation stone of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Jharkhand will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 28 June, 2015.
This premiere institute for agricultural research will be spread across over a 1,000-acre campus at Goriya Karma village in Barhi, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
IARI Jharkhand will will focus on inclusive agricultural growth through integrated farming systems (IFS) in the region. and multi-disciplinary research centred around three major schools - School of Natural Resource Management, School of Crop Improvement & Protection, and School of Horticulture and Forestry with integrated animal sciences, basic sciences and social sciences to catering to the local farming system of the region. The institute will attract the cream of post graduate and doctoral students from all over India and abroad to conduct region specific research.
IARI, Jharkhand will prioritise on esearch, integrated with post-graduate education and extension programs, thereby leading to:
Improved soil health, water use efficiency and management of both surface and ground water resources in the high rainfall (1200-1600 mm) regions through multidisciplinary research.
Research on crop diversification to double the production in rice-fallow seasons
Improvement of nutritional security and profitability of the farm families in the tribal belts thorough appropriate horticultural technologies
Development of region-specific integrated farming systems
Focus on fast adoption of technologies through location-specific need-based extension strategies and mechanisms.
Higher agricultural education for human resource development beginning with 10 post graduate students from 2015-16 in soil science, water science & technology, agronomy, horticulture and genetics disciplines.
Collaboration within NAREES and international organizations for making effective use of cutting edge technologies to boost regional capacities and economy of the farmers
Ensuring an overall social impact in terms of employment generation through best skilled scientific, technical, administrative and supporting manpower
Fuel and promote technology-driven growth of agro-industries through first generation entrepreneurs of the region to provide a fillip for the "make in India" initiative. This would also develop ancillary industries for rural employment and economic empowerment
Usher in Evergreen Revolution for productive, profitable and sustainable agriculture through quality post graduate education and gender-equity ensuring total prosperity in the region.
IARI the seat of Green Revolution, has played a pivotal role of transforming Indian food production system from ''ship to mouth'' to ''self-reliant sustainable agriculture'' through trained human resource, extension methodologies and initiatives to take the technologies to farmers for improved agricultural productivity and production.
For enabling its "evergreen revolution", the government of India has taken up a mission to initiate the process of establishing a state of the art Indian Agricultural Research Institute for higher agricultural education and research in the state of Jharkhand - one of the resource endowed eastern states with typical ecologies and economy, thereby leading to a holistic, inclusive and profit oriented agriculture for the entire nation.