The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute today at Barhi in Jharkhand on Sunday. Union Agriculture and Cooperation Minister Radha Mohan Singh was also present on the occasion.
The Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh while welcoming the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the foundation laying ceremony of the IARI in Jharkhand, said that it was the need of hour to set up a second IARI in Jharkhand on the lines of IARI, Pusa, New Delhi. The Union Minister said that the Institute at Jharkhand will help in meeting the challenges in the field of agriculture in the State in a scientific manner.
Modi said that the need of the hour was a second green revolution, without any delay, in eastern India. He said that the Union Government was therefore committed to the development of this region. The Prime Minister further said that animal husbandry and fisheries were equally important for the agriculture sector. He further added that the Government has decided to pay special attention to the dairy sector in Jharkhand.
The Institute would help in developing this Economic Zone in a scientific manner. The announcement of setting up of a second IARI in the country was made in the General Budget of the year 2014-2015.