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ICAR Signs Deal with Patanjali Bio Research Institute for Farm Research, Training & Education

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 1st March 2020 signed an agreement with Patanjali Bio Research Institute (PBRI), Haridwar to undertake research work and training & education.

ICAR Director General, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra and CEO of PBRI, Acharya Balkrishna signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, according to an official statement.

Junior Agriculture Ministers Kailash Choudhary and Parshottam Rupala were also present during the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Narendra Singh Tomar underlined that the deal will provide a new opportunity to incorporate a new arena to work for both the organizations. Tomar also urged to promote organic farming practices across the nation.


According to the MoU, the specific plans would be developed to work on mutual research programmes in areas of national interest related to sustainable agriculture development, which will be suitable to different agro-ecologies of India.

PBRI and ICAR will work together in mutually identified areas of training & education where the postgraduate students of deemed universities & research institutes of Indian Council of Agricultural Research may undertake internships in different areas of specialization with Patanjali Bio Research Institute.

ICAR said that it will help PBRI in technology display, capacity building, & seed production for scaling up well known varieties developed by ICAR & then transfer them among the farming community of the country.

The Memorandum of Understanding aims to foster close interaction in research, seed production, capacity building, entrepreneurship & skill development, the statement said.

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