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Agriculture Skill Council of India

Agriculture and allied activities accounts for about 15.7 % of country's GDP and is estimated to employ about 124.7 million people as cultivators and 106.8 million as agricultural labour (Census 2001). Besides this Agriculture Industry employs a large number of people in the Organized and the Unorganized sector, the data pertaining to the same is however not available. Based on the assumptions of Food Grain Production and Manpower required to handle the total produced, the same is derived at (0.20 Million) for Organized and (1.95 Million) for Unorganized sector. India has about 161 million hectares of arable land of which 55...

Last Updated: Friday, 24th March, 2017 12:41 PM Visits 447

Seednet India Portal

Seednet India Portal is a National Initiative for information on Quality Seeds by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Users can find information on seed sector in India, quality control, seed replacement rate, seed multiplication ratio, breeder seeds, foundation seeds, certified seeds, etc. Details related to Seed Bill 2004, seed varieties, seed bank, seed testing labs, seed dealers, test laboratories, certification agencies, etc. are also available. To visit the website please click on the link ...

Last Updated: Friday, 4th March, 2016 03:38 PM Visits 3066

Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE)

The Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) was established in the Ministry of Agriculture in December, 1973. The Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) coordinates and promotes agricultural research & education in the country. DARE provides the necessary government linkages for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the premier research organisation for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 99 ICAR institutes and 66 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural research systems in the world. Apart from ICAR...

Last Updated: Saturday, 1st February, 2014 04:08 PM Visits 1630

Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF)

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.   The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.   The Ministry also...

Last Updated: Friday, 31st January, 2014 04:11 PM Visits 1509

Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes as listed below:  Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology. Matters relating to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet (SACC). Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging     areas. 3A. (i) Research and Development through its research institutions or laboratories for           development of indigenous technologies concerning bio-fuel...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 29th January, 2014 04:14 PM Visits 1617

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.   The Council is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 99 ICAR institutes...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 1st January, 2014 04:03 PM Visits 1627

Indian Agricultural Research Institute - IARI

The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. The institute was then known as Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) which functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany and Mycology. Bacteriology unit was added in 1907.  The name of ARI was changed to Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and, in 1919 it was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute. Following a devastating earth quake on 15th January 1934, the institute was...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 1st January, 2014 04:03 PM Visits 1787

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985.  The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February, 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. 3(ii): 13.2.1986).  In accordance with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, (2 of 1986) the following functions have been assigned to the Authority.   Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial...

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