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Indian Grassland and Fodder
Research Institute
Near Pahuj Dam, Gwalior Road
Jhansi - 284 003 (UP) India

Phone: 0510-2730666, 2730385, 2730158 Fax: 0510-2730833

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IGFRI, a national Institute under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, is mandated to conduct basic, strategic, applied and adaptive research; development and training in forage production and it's utilization. The Institute has highly experienced and internationally trained human resources engaged in need-led, participatory, inter-disciplinary approaches. With more than 50 years of experience in forage research and development, IGFRI today stands as the premier R&D institution in South Asia for sustainable agriculture through quality forage production for improved animal productivity.

The Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, established in 1962, has been instrumental in fostering research, training and extension programmes on all aspects of forage production and utilization through inter-disciplinary approach. It has provided technologies, human resource development skills, consultancy and technical services on forage production and utilization to government and non-government organizations, agri-business and farmers. This has been possible due to the benign patronage and guidance of Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR, New Delhi. It has three Regional stations to cater to forage related location specific R&D needs of humid tropics (at Dharwad), semi-arid and arid (at Avikanagar) and temperate (at Srinagar/ Palampur).

Dr. P.K. Ghosh, Director, IGFRI, Jhansi awarded XIVth Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientist in the field of Agricultural Science for the year 2013.

Dr. P.K. Ghosh, Director, IGFRI, Jhansi awarded ISCA Prof. Sushil Kr. Mukherjee Commemoration Lecture for the year 2013-14.
Overseas Training (Under NAIP) : Dr. P.K. Ghosh, Director, IGFRI, Jhansi attended Training Programme on Leadership Development at Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relation at Ithaca, USA from Feb. 23 March 07, 2014

Farmers training programme on "Seed production and multiplication of planting material in Forage Crops"

As there is no systematic dissemination of information about the forage crops and non-availability of quality seed material, One Day Training Programme on 'Seed production and multiplication of planting material in Forage Crops' was organized on 28.03.2014 at IGFRI SRRS, Dharwad for creating awareness among the farmers about the prospects of seed production and multiplication of planting material in forage crops. About 160 progressive farmers participated in the programme. Dr. D.P. Biradar, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad was the Chief Guest. Dr. M.B. Chetti, Director of Extension Chaired the Inagural Function, while Dr. B.M. Khadi, Director of Research and Dr..V.S. Korikanthimath, Former Director, ICAR Research Complex, Goa were the Guests-of Honour. In his speech, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor lauded the efforts of the IGFRI SRRS, Dharwad in popularizing the fodder crops through various activities and urged upon the farmers to make use of the training programme. In the Technical Session six presentation encompassing fodder scenario, seed production and multiplication of planting in fodder crops, participatory fodder seed production, efficient use of fodder and role of fodder in uplifting rural economy were made by experts. Farmers shared their experiences and clarified their doubt during the interaction session.
(Source: IGFRI, Southern Regional Research Station, Dharwad)

Hon'ble Vice Chancellor UAS, Dharwad addressing the farmers

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