What is the full form of ICAR
ICAR stands for Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). It is an autonomous organization that reports to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It was established on 16 July 1929 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is headquartered in New Delhi, Delhi.
It conducts coordinates, guides and manages research and education in the area of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences throughout the country. The 101 ICAR institutes and 71 agricultural universities of ICAR make it one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world.
It has made possible green revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India and thus enabled the nation to increase the production of foodgrains by 5 times, horticulture crops by 9.5 times, fish by 12.5 times, eggs by 39 times and milk by 7.8 times from 1951 to 2014. It has also contributed a lot in promoting excellence in higher education in agriculture.
ICAR has many Divisions and Units which are as follows: