Milestones

  • Initiation of the first All-India Co-ordinated Research Project on Maize in 1957
  • Status of Deemed University accorded to IARI in 1958
  • Establishment of the first State Agricultural University on land grant pattern at Pantnagar in 1960
  • Placement of different agricultural research institutes under the purview of ICAR in 1966
  • Creation of Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) in the Ministry of Agriculture in 1973
  • Opening of first Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Puducherry (Pondicherry) in 1974
  • Establishment of Agricultural Research Service and Agricultural Scientists' Recruitment Board in 1975
  • Launching of Lab-to-Land Programme and the National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) in 1979
  • Initiation of Institution-Village Linkage Programme (IVLP) in 1995
  • Establishment of National Gene Bank at New Delhi in 1996
  • The ICAR was bestowed with the King Baudouin Award in 1989 for its valuable contribution in ushering in the Green Revolution. Again awarded King Baudouin Award in 2004 for research and development efforts made under partnership in Rice Wheat Consortium.
  • Launching of National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) in 1998 and National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) in 2005