Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated International Hostel - Madhumaas at IARI
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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated an International Hostel named “Madhumaas” at ICAR-IARI.
An Overview of the News
The inauguration ceremony was held on 3rd July on Guru Purnima and was attended by Union Minister of State Kailash Choudhary and Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director General and Secretary, DARE.
The government is supporting the creation of student-centric hostels with high-quality facilities and international standards due to the Institute's international education and growing student enrollment.
About "Madhumaas" International Hostel
It can accommodate 504 students and offers facilities like single bedded rooms, rooms with attached bathroom and kitchen and family apartments.
The hostel complex has a food court, gymnasium, restaurant, solar power system, rain water harvesting system, generator-based power backup, Wi-Fi network and R.O facilities.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
It is also known as Pusa Institute, is India's national institute for agricultural research, education and extension.
The institute was initially located in Pusa, Bihar as the Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and in 1936 the institute was shifted to Delhi.
The present institute in Delhi is funded and administered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
IARI has been recognized for its excellence and has secured the first position among agricultural and allied universities in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2023.
Formation - 1 April 1905
Director - Ashok Kumar Singh
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
It is an autonomous body responsible for the coordination of agricultural education and research in India.
ICAR reports to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture.
ICAR is headed by the Union Agriculture Minister.
ICAR is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes globally.
Establishment - 16 July 1929
Director - Himanshu Pathak
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