West Bengal Wins All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015 [ Current Affairs - International Relations ]

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West Bengal has been selected for the All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015. This will be the first time the state will be receiving this award. It was selected by the 51st committee from the Indira Gandhi Krishi Bikash Kendra, for its achievement in the four key areas that include scientific research for seeds.

Rice Improvement Project Award 2015

Rice Improvement Project Award 2015

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  • West Bengal also had won the Krishi Kamran Puraskar for three consecutive years.
  • The state has been selected for the award for its achievement in four key areas that include scientific research for seeds.
  • The state government has also bagged the award for the second position for participating in International Agriculture and Horticulture Expo.
  • It was held for three days from July 22 to 24 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.

About ICAR

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established all India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project (AICRIP), in 1965.
  • The Project was elevated to Directorate of Rice Research in 1975 with an added mandate of research in the thrust areas of irrigated rice.
  • The mission of the institute is developing technologies to enhance rice productivity, resource and input use efficiency and profitability of rice cultivation without adversely affecting the environment.  
  • ICAR include four units are as follows:
Image shows ICAR four units

Image shows ICAR four units

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- Published on: August 3, 2016