Central Island Agriculture Research Institute
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150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

About the Institute

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REALIZING the importance of Island agriculture to meet the requirements of local population and tourists, Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR) established Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair on June 23rd, 1978 by merging different regional research stations of ICAR institutes located in Islands. The ultimate aim of CIARI is the developments of island agricultural production technologies which utilizes the strengths of the island and convert the constraints in opportunities, without causing any ill effect to the fragile ecosystem of the island.

The institute has made tremendous progress in the agriculture development of the islands during the last three decades. Keeping in view the natural resources of the islands diversity, fragile ecosystem, research program would be designed to maximize the productivity without disturbing to the islands ecosystem to provide better and decent livelihood and as a source of revenue and resource generation. Research and development in agriculture sector should cover all disciplines in order to have a balanced progress in all disciplines for the overall benefits of the farmers of these islands.

Success Stories
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Foundation of CIARI celebrated on 23rd July 2019
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MP Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma inaugurated the function by lightning
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Visit of Member of Parliament at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair on 23rd June 2019
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Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma addressed on the occassion of Foundation Day 2019
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Visit of Vice President at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair on 5th july 2018
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Visit of Vice President at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair on 5th july 2018
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TOLIC, Port Blair has been awarded Second prize (2013-2014)