Milestones in Agriculture

1880 Department of Agriculture was established
1905 Imperial Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) was started at Pusa, Bihar
1912 Sugarcane Breeding Institute was established in Coimbatore
1923 NDRI was Established in Bangalore as Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
1929 Imperial Council of Agricultural Research at New Delhi (then ICAR) after independence becomes ICAR
1935 Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI) was established to implement the agricultural marketing policies and programs.
1936 Due to earthquake in Bihar, IARI was shifted to New Delhi and the place was called with original name Pusa,
1957 A premier Warehousing Agency in India, established during 1957 providing logistics support to the agricultural sector.
1958 National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) was established

1960 First Agricultural University was started at Pantnagar.
1965 Food Corporation of India was established.
1965 The National Dairy Development Board was established at Anand, Gujarat.
1965-67 Green revolution in India due to introduction of HYVP —Wheat, rice, use of fertilizers, construction of Dams and use of pesticides.

1975 The first RRB, the Prathama Bank was established with authorized capital of Rs. 5 crores
1978 Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) was established to assist ICAR in the areas of Agricultural Statistics and Computer Applications.
1982 NABARD established to refinance the rural sector.
1984 National Horticulture Board (NHB) was set up by Government of India in April 1984 based on recommendations of the “Group on Perishable Agricultural Commodities”, headed by Dr M. S. Swaminathan.
1986 APEDA was established to promote agricultural export in India.
1987 National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) was established with the headquarter at Hyderabad
2004 The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) was established to decrease the farmers suicides in India and to improve the agriculture in India.

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