The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has decided to undertake major research works on agriculture with the World Bank fund of Rs 1100 crore. The research work will be done in 2017.
The information on the research works to be undertaken by ICAR was given by Deputy Director General of the national apex agricultural research body Narendra Singh Rathore.
Rathore informed this in the convocation function at the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Chennai on 7 September 2017.
Facts about the information
• Rathore said that the funds will be allocated to ten each of the premier agricultural and veterinary universities in the country.
• He also said though India ranks first in milk production in the world, the milk yield per animal is very low as compared to international standards.
• He called for research in making available enough fodder for cattle as it remains an area of concern now and also to address the climate change challenges.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Dr S Tilagar in his address said two research centers would be established in Tamil Nadu for research on preserving and promoting domestic bull species.