6th International Rice Research Institute Would Be Dedicated to the Nation at Varanasi (Download PDF)

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6th International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) campus would be dedicated to the nation in Varanasi. The 50-year partnership between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Republic of India reached another significant milestone with the opening of the IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC).

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International Rice Research Institute, Varanasi

  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) would be at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.

  • The 50-year partnership between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Republic of India reached another significant milestone with the opening of the IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC).

  • It will serve as a hub for rice research and training in South Asia and SAARC region.

  • The first international Center in the eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region.

About IRRI

  • India’s association with IRRI dates back to 1960s,

  • IRRI-India’s success began with the introduction of high-yielding rice variety IR8 dubbed “miracle rice, ” which helped save India from a massive famine in the 1960s.

  • This was only the beginning of a productive partnership that has led to more than 400 improved rice varieties with resistance to pests and diseases, streamlined rice production practices, extensive information exchange with Indian scientists, and strong capacity building activities.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first Indian PM to visit IRRI headquarters in Manila, Philippines in November 2017, where he discussed agricultural innovations and research advances for the rice sector.

One District, One Product Scheme

  • ‘One District One Product’ scheme is aimed at enhancing the skills of local people and increasing the reach of the indigenous trades, crafts and products from small towns and small districts in the state.

  • These include handicrafts, food processing, engineering goods, carpets, readymade clothes, leather goods etc which not only earn foreign exchange but also provide employment to the people.

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- Published/Last Modified on: February 21, 2019

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