About Indian Agricultural Research Institute:
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), commonly known as the Pusa Institute, is India's national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. The name Pusa Institute is derived from the fact that the institute was originally located in Pusa Bihar as the Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911. It was then renamed as the Imperial Agricultural Research Institute in 1919 and following a major earthquake in Pusa, it was relocated to Delhi in 1936. The current institute in Delhi is financed and administered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The IARI was responsible for the research leading to the "Green Revolution in India" of the 1970s.
Established in 1905 at Pusa, Bihar and relocated at New Delhi in 1936, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is the country’s premier national Institute for agricultural research, education & extension. It has served the cause of science and society with distinction through first rate research, generation of appropriate technologies and development of human resources of par excellence. The successful journey of India’s Green Revolution began from IARI fields. The Institute, over the past 100 years, had responded most dynamically to the needs, challenges and opportunities of Indian agriculture and adjusted its mandate, plans and programmes accordingly.
Currently, the Institute has 20 divisions 5 multi-disciplinary Centres situated in Delhi, 8 regional stations, 2 off-season nurseries, 3 All India coordinated research projects with headquarters at IARI and 10 national Centres functioning under the all India coordinated research projects. It has the sanctioned staff strength of 3540 comprising scientific, technical, administrative and supporting personnel.