Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated International Hostel - Madhumaas at IARI

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Narendra-Singh-Tomar-inaugurated-International-HostelUnion 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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