TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017,26
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone of India’s 3rd Indian Agricultural Research Institute(IARI) in Goghmukh, Dhemaji, Assam. The other 2 IARI is in Delhi and Jharkhand.
Prime Minister said that , this could be the another round of green revolution in the north-eastern parts of the country after laying the foundation stone.
- IARI was established in PUSA, DArbhangha of Bihar in 1905. It was then transferred to Delhi on 1936.
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute is established to promote higher agricultural education.
- IARI is the harbinger of the Green revolution.
- The new technologies and high yielding varieties developed at this institute and their demonstrations at farmers’ farm led to the Green Revolution.