ICAR assess impact of Covid-19 lockdown on agriculture, allied sectors

Government agri-research body ICAR is assessing the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on agriculture and allied sectors and taking measures to minimise its effect on the country’s food security, a senior ICAR official said.     The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for co...Read more


NBRI Lucknow develops white fly- resistant variety of cotton

Whiteflies are one of the top 10 devastating pests in the world that damage more than 2000 plant species and function as vectors for some 200-plant viruses. Cotton is one of the worst hit crops by whiteflies. In 2015, two third of the cotton crop was destroyed by the pest in Punjab. In a move to fight against whit...Read more


TAFE & IIT-Kanpur to develop DME-run tractor engines

    One of the most reputed tractor manufacturers, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), and IIT-Kanpur will together be developing technology for tractor engines that can run on Dimethyl Ether (DME), rather than other fuels like diesel and petrol.  For a long time, Dimethyl Ether has been ...Read more


KVK Jhajjar develops a live model of livestock-based Integrated Farming System

Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Jhajjar is going to be the first center in the state, where a live model of livestock-based Integrated Farming System has been established. Not only the farmer community, but the general public will also be able to understand the usefulness of the system. The exhibition unit will have a set-...Read more


 ICAR organizes workshop on Bio-control and Utilization of Insects for North-East India

The ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru and the Directorate of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University, Imphal jointly organized a two-day Workshop on “Biological Control of Crop Pests & Invasives and Utilization of Insects as Food in North East Region of India...Read more


CSIR-IIHR to hold pesticide residue analytical tech training in April  

  CSIR-Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR) will conduct training on advances in pesticide residue analytical techniques in the food safety referral lab on its campus on April 8 and 9, 2020. The course directors are Dr Debi Sharma and Dr Partha P Choudhury who are principal scientists in the Div...Read more


ICAR-CIFT develops ‘Freshness Indicator strip’ for packed fish & shellfish

Smart paper based Freshness Indicator which shows the freshness of packed fish and shellfish was released by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India at 91st Annual General Meeting of the ICAR held at NASC Complex at New Delhi. Fish production as well as fis...Read more


ICAR inks MoU with Patanjali Bio Research Institute for farm research & education

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has recently signed an agreement with Patanjali Bio Research Institute (PBRI), Haridwar to undertake research work and training & education. ICAR Director General, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra and CEO of PBRI, Acharya Balkrishna signed the Memorandum of Understandi...Read more


ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana organizes International conference Banana 2020

The ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli; Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bangalore and Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT jointly organized the International Conference on Banana 2020 - "Innovations in Sustainable Production and Value Chain Management in Banana" at Trichy from 22nd...Read more


Heinrich Heine University ink MoU with ICAR to fight rice diseases in India

Each year, bacterial and fungal diseases in rice lead to devastating losses for Asia’s agricultural sector. Researchers working with Prof. Dr. Wolf B. Frommer at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in New Delhi plan to work together closely i...Read more


ICAR-CIBA organize “National Brackishwater Aquaculture Farmers’ Conclave 2020”

The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai in collaboration with the Society of Coastal Aquaculture and Fisheries (SCAFi) and Navsari Agricultural University (NAU), Gujarat organized the “Brackishwater Aquaculture Farmers’ Conclave - 2020 (BAFAC-2020)” at Surat, Gujarat from...Read more


ICAR inks MoU with ICICI Foundation to develop the large agri-value chains. 

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and ICICI Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding here at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi recently.  Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) and  Saurabh Singh, President, ICICI Foundati...Read more