Central Island Agriculture Research Institute
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About the Institute

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Realizing the importance of agriculture in the Islands for better livelihoods, Indian Council of Agricultural Research has established the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) at Port Blair on 23rd June 1978 by merging the regional stations of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). In 2017, it was christened as Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) with extended mandate of addressing the researchable issues of Island ecosystems of Lakshadweep in Arabian Sea along with Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal. Since inception, CIARI has been addressing the researchable issues for furthering the cause of sustainable farming in the islands which is predominantly covered with plantation based systems. Presently, the research work is organized under five divisions, viz., Horticulture and Forestry, Field Crops Improvement and Protection, Natural Resource Management, Animal Science, and Fishery Science along with a section on Social Science at Port Blair.

The institute has four research farms, main campus at Garacharma of 62 ha area, where work on field crops, horticulture, Animal Sciences and fresh water fisheries are carried out. Another one is at Sippighat in South Andaman having an area of 32 ha where research work on horticulture and brackish water fisheries is carried out. World Coconut Germplasm Centre is also located along with Sipighat farm where 24 Pacific Ocean Islands collections are conserved along with six collections from Nicobar Islands. Third farm is located at Bloomsdale in South Andaman which has flat lands of 3.5 ha and this is used for research work on Natural Resource Management and field crops. The fourth farm is at Marine Hill where state of the art fisheries informatics lab has been established. The institute has fairly adequate laboratory facilities for all divisions in addition to a well equipped Central Instrumentation Facility with all possible sophisticated instruments. A regional Station is functioning at Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep and three KVKs are under the Institute catering the agricultural technology needs of South Andaman, North& Middle Andaman and Nicobar Districts.

Success Stories
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Training program for students from various colleges(ANGRAU) from 23rd Sept to 10th Oct 2019
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School visit in ICAR-CIARI Campus
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Vigilence Awareness Week in ICAR-CIARI from 28th Oct to 2nd Nov 2019
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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