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ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)


ICAR Established:16 July 1929.
ICAR Headquarters:New Delhi, India.
ICAR Objective:To co-ordinate, guide and manage research and education in agriculture.
ICAR Parent Organization:Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

What is ICAR?

ICAR stands for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. ICAR is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. It is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.

The ICAR has played a pioneering role in ushering Green Revolution and subsequent developments in agriculture in India through its research and technology development that has enabled the country to increase the production of foodgrains by 6.21 times, horticultural crops by 11.53 times, fish by 21.61 times, milk by 13.01 times and eggs by 70.74 times since 1950-51 to 2021-22, thus making a visible impact on the national food and nutritional security. It has played a major role in promoting excellence in higher education in agriculture.


Formerly, the ICAR was known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research and was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture.


The headquarters of ICAR is situated in New Delhi, India.

Objectives of ICAR:

The ICAR is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 113 ICAR institutes and 74 agricultural universities spread across the country, this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world. ICAR is engaged in cutting-edge areas of science and technology development in the field of agriculture.


The ICAR and the National Agricultural Research and Education System at large, are determined to harness the advances of science for the welfare of society. The Council is committed to transforming itself into an organization engaged fully with the farmers, industry, entrepreneurs and consumers at large.

Indian Organizations

ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)