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 Indian Council of Agricultural Research
July 31, 1990

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

A commemorative postage stamp on the 60th anniversary of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), an autonomous body coordinating agricultural education and research under the Department of Agricultural Research & Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India :

ICAR, Ministry of AgricultureIssued by India

Issued on Jul 31, 1990

Description of Designs : The postage stamp, first day cover and the cancellation are based on the designs provided by Publication and Information division of ICAR.

Type : StampMint Condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.41 cms.

Printing size : 3.70 x 2.05 cms.

Perforation : 14 x 14

Paper : Indigenous un W/M Gravure Coated stamp paper

Number printed : 15,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 45

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

About : 

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous apex body responsible for the organisation and management of research and education in the fields of agriculture, animal sciences and fisheries in India. It was set up in 1929 on the recommendation of the Royal Commission of Agriculture.
  • During the Past 60 years the council has developed a very strong infrastructure for agricultural research and education comprising 41 research institutes, 4 national bureaux, 1 national academy of agricultural research management, 25 national research centres, 9 project directorates, 69 All-India Co-ordinated Research Projects, and has also fostered the growth of 26 agricultural universities.
  • Through the research efforts of the Council, India has achieved self-sufficiency in food production. As pointed out by the Rockefeller Foundation, “the speed with which India’s farmers and scientists have given their country an approach to abundant food supply has not been duplicated anywhere in the world including the United States”.
  • For providing India with a highly effective scientific agricultural research system, the ICAR was awarded the King Baudouin International Development Prize of 4 million Belgian Francs in 1988.
  • India’s phenomenal progress on food front is characterised by many landmarks. Green Revolution was brought about by the high-yielding crop varieties in the early sixties. Blue and White Revolutions with manifold increase in fish and milk production followed. The country is now on the threshold of yet another revolution, popularly called ‘Yellow Revolution’, which will usher self-sufficiency in the production of oilseeds and edible oil.
  • With a high degree of scientific capability, the ICAR is currently engaged in evolving an efficient and sustainable nutritional food-security system to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Text Courtesy : ICAR.
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