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Modi to lay foundation stone of IARI campus in Jharkhand on June 28

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New Delhi, June 26, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a 1000-acre Jharkhand campus of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) at Barhi at Hazaribaug in Jharkhand on June 28.
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will also grace the occasion, an official press release said.
"IARI-Jharkhand would achieve inclusive agricultural growth through Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) in the region. It will achieved through multi-disciplinary research centered around three major schools viz. School of Natural Resource Management, School of Crop Improvement & Protection, and School of Horticulture and Forestry with integrated Animal Sciences, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences components for catering to the local farming system needs of the region," the release said.
"The institute will attract the cream of post graduate and doctoral students from all over India and abroad to conduct region specific research," it said.
According to the release, IARI Jharkhand will address regional challenges through prioritized thrust areas of research, integrated with post-graduate education and extension programs.
These are expected to lead to improved soil health, water use efficiency (WUE) and management of both surface and ground water resources in the high rainfall (1200-1600 mm) regions through multidisciplinary research. 
The institute is also expected to help achieve increase in productin in rice-fallow seasons through research on crop diversification, improvement of nutritional security and profitability of the farm families in the tribal belts thorough appropriate horticultural technologies, development of region-specific integrated farming systems and fast adoption of technologies through location-specific need-based extension strategies and mechanisms. 
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