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ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA) is an institution first of its kind in India that is exclusively devoted to gender related research in agriculture.
NBPGR deals with the management and promote sustainable use of plant genetic and genomic resources of agri-hotricultural crop and carry out related research. It also works on the coordination and capacity building in PGR management and policy issues governing access and benefit sharing of their use. Finally, it deals with molecular profile of varieties of agri-horticultural crop and GM detection technology research.
National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), formerly National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII) is located in Bangalore, Hebbal in the same premises at which The Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control (CIBC), Indian Station was established in 1957. The advent of CIBC marked the beginning of organized and systematic biological control research in India. During this period, our knowledge of natural enemies of crop pests and weeds increased manifold.
National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) was established through a funded project sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture (Government of India) in the IX Plan in 2001 under the auspices of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
The NBAGR mandate outlines the Identification, Evaluation, Characterization, Conservation and sustainable Utilization of Livestock and Poultry Genetic Resources. It also references coordination and capacity building in animal genetic resources management and policy issues.
The National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) was established in December 1983 in a rented premises at Allahabad under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to undertake research related to the conservation of fish germplasm resources of the country. The Bureau’s permanent infrastructure was developed at Canal Ring Road, Telibagh, Lucknow, U.P in 1999 comprising an administrative block, laboratories, farm and residential complex covering an area of 52 acres.
The Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ISSLUP) came into existence on September 20, 1986 in Nagpur under Societies registration act XXI of 1860 (Registration no. Maharashtra 301/87, Nagpur) with 143 founder members. Late S.V. Govindrajan, former Chief Soil Survey Officer of the then All India Soil & Land Use Survey, New Delhi was elected as founder President and Dr. S.B. Deshpande as its first Secretary. At present, the Society has 498 life members, 25 annual, 39 institutional and 5 student members.
The Directorate of Poultry Research (DPR) formerly Project Directorate on Poultry (PDP) is one of the constituent research institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), an autonomous multidisciplinary Research & Development Organization financially supported by Govt. of India. The Directorate was set up as a coordinating unit of All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Poultry in 1970 at Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
Coldwater fisheries has a great potential in generating rural income and providing food security to the economically underprivileged population residing in Indian uplands. To utilize the available resources and opportunities in the coldwater fisheries sector the involvement of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in this sector started during late sixties which, subsequently culminated in the creation of National Research Center on Coldwater Fisheries as an independent Research Center on 24 September 1987 during the VII Five Year Plan.
The Directorate of Mushroom Research is located in Solan city of Himachal Pradesh, endeared as the gateway of Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous wonder of Solan city is famous for its cultural splendor, excellent picnic spots, numerous old temples and seasonal vegetable crops. Being quite industrialized, Solan is widely popular for its mushroom cultivation and bearing the title of “Mushroom City of India”.