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History of ICAR
History of ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research)
  • 1926: Established Royal Commission of Agriculture, headed by Lord Linlithgow recommended setting up Imperial Council of Agriculture Research to promote, guide and coordinate agriculture research throughout the India.
  • 16th July, 1929: ICAR was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1860. On the recommendation of Royal Commission of Agriculture.
  • 1947: Name has been changed from Imperial Council of Agriculture Research to Indian Council of Agriculture Research.
  • 1963: The Agriculture Review Team headed by Dr. Marion W. Parker of USDA was appointed.
  • 1965: Dr. BP Pal appointed 1st DG of ICAR, he initiated All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRPs)
  • 1966: ICAR was made a fully autonomous organization on the recommendation of Agriculture Review Team.
  • 1973: Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) was created in Ministry of food and Agriculture.
  • 1973: The Agriculture Research Service (ARS) was established (Pursuant to the Gajendragadkar Report of 1972,).
  • 1975: The Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB) was established on 1st Nov. 1975 as an independent recruitment agency in pursuance of the recommendation of the Gajendra Gadkar Committee.

President of ICAR: Union Minister of Agriculture.

Director General DG of ICAR: Secretary of DARE (Department of Agriculture Research and Education).

1st President of ICAR: Khan Bhadur Sir Mohammad Habibullah.

1st Director General DG of ICAR: Dr. B.P.Pal

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