Union Cabinet approves establishment of International Rice Research Institute in Varanasi

Posted on:13 Jul 2017 09:15:55
Union Cabinet approves establishment of International Rice Research Institute in Varanasi
13 July 2017 Current Affairs: Union Cabinet approved establishment of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) set up a regional centre International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a Global Rice Research Institute.

It will be named as IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) and will be set up on the campus of National Seed Research and Training Centre (NSRTC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

This Center will be the first International Center in the eastern India and it will play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region. It is expected to be a boon for food production and skill development in the eastern India and similar ecologies in other South Asian and African countries.

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