Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

 

  • ICAR is an autonomous body responsible for co-ordinating agricultural education and research in India.
  • It is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.
  • It reports to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education under the Union Ministry of Agriculture.
  • The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president.
  • HQ : New Delhi
  • Earlier known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it 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.