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Prime Minster lays Foundation Stone of IARI at Gogamukh in Assam.

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.

About IARI:

  • 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.  

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