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History of Indian Agriculture - Historic Developments

The historic developments in agriculture during British rules and free India are:

Sr. No.

Year

Historic Developments

1

1871

Departments of Agriculture created

2

1878

Higher Education in agriculture at Coimbatore.

3

1880

Famine commission appointed.

4

1890

Higher Education in agriculture at Pune.

5

1891

Dr. J A Voekker report on improving Indian agriculture

6

1900

Forest research Institute

7

1901

First Immigration commission.

8

1905

Imperial (now Indian) Agricultural research institute at Pusa (Now at Delhi)

9

1921

Indian central cotton committee.

10

1926

Royal commission on agricultural headed by Lord Linlithgow.

11

1929

Imperial (now Indian) council of agricultural research at Delhi.

12

1936

Indian Central Jute committee.

13

1942

Department of Food created.

14

1942

Grow more food campaign.

15

1944

Indian central Sugarcane committee.

16

1945

Indian central tobacco committee.

17

1946

Directorate of planet projection & quarantine.

18

1946

Central Rice research institute.

19

1947

Food policy committee.

20

1947

Fertilizers & chemicals Travancore.

21

1956

Project for intensification of regional research on cotton, oil, seeds, millets(PIRRCOM)

22

1957

All India Coordinated maize improvement Project.

23

1960

Intensive Agriculture district programme( IADP)

24

1960

First agricultural University at Panthnagar.

25

1963

National seed corporation.

26

1965

Intensive Agriculture area programme( IAAP)

27

1965

National demonstration programme.

28

1966

High yielding Varieties programme.

29

1966

Directorate of Extension.

30

1966

Multiple cropping schemes.

31

1969

Second Immigration compassion.

32

1970

Drought prone area  programme (DPAP)

33

1970

National commission on agriculture.

34

1971

All India coordinated project for dry land agriculture.

35

1972

ICRISAT

36

1973

Minikit trials programme.

37

1974

Command area development.

38

1976

Integrated Rural development programme (IRDP)

39

1977

Training & Visit system (T&V)

40

1979

National Agricultural research project (NARP)

41

1982

National bank for agriculture & Rural development (NABARD)

42

1985

National Agricultural extension project (NAEP)

43

1986

National Agricultural research project (Phase-II)

44

1990

National Agricultural Technology project (NATP)

 

 

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