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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 Celebrated 86th ICAR Foundation Day

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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).

Academic Session of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi started

Undergraduate agricultural B.Sc. Hons. (Ag.) academic session (2014-15) started on 28 July 2014 at IGFRI Campus. On the occasion of inauguration of programme of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi , Dr. Arvind Kumar, Vice Chancellor, RLB CAU highlighted about this university of National Importance. He mentioned that the RLB CAU will meet the challenges in the field of agriculture. On this occasion Dr. P. K. Ghosh, Director, IGFRI while welcoming students and their guardians assured to extend all possible help in proper functioning of RLB CAU, Jhansi. Candidates from different states of India competed through Joint Entrance Examination organized by ICAR were admitted in Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University. Dr. P. N. Dwivedi, Principal Scientist, IGFRI & Coordinator informed that the students of first semester of B.Sc. Hons. (Ag) of RLB CAU shall be provided initiation by the scientists of IGFRI and NRCAF, Jhansi.


QRT (2008-2012) Meeting IGFRI, Jhansi

The first meeting of Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) 2008-2012, to review the work done at IGFRI, Jhansi & PC (FC) during the period began on 8th June, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Panjab Singh former DG, ICAR & Secretary DARE and former VC, BHU, Varanasi. Dr. P S Pathak, Dr. K K Dutta, Dr. C L Acharya, Dr. J P Yadvendra QRT members and Dr. S K Dhyani, Director NRCAF, Jhansi attended the meeting. Dr. P K Ghosh, Director IGFRI, Jhansi welcome the dignitaries and briefed the salient achievements of the institute during the period (2008-12).

Morocco visit of Dr. P.K. Ghosh, Director, IGFRI, Jhansi

21st Research Advisory Committee Meeting (7-8 May, 2014)

The 21st RAC meeting of RAC has started on May 7th at IGFRI, Jhansi. The meeting is presided over by the chairman, RAC Dr.Y.S. Ramakrishna, Ex Director CRIDA, Hyderabad and Dr. E A H Roberts Chair on NRM Tea Research Association, Tocklai Experimental station, Jorhat. The other members of RAC Dr. P.S. Pathak, Dr. P.K. Ghosh and Dr. Sunil Kumar are also present. Dr. S.K. Dhyani, Director, NRCAF Jhansi attended the meeting as special invitee. All the Head of Divisions, Officer Incharges Regional Research Stations (Avikanagar, Dharwad, Srinagar) also participated in the RAC and presented their achievements.


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.
Dr. Sultan Singh, PS has been honoured by Animal Nutrition Society of India at its International Conference Glance 2014 & ANSI Fellow Award 2014 presented by Dr R B Singh Ex NAAS President in award ceremony for his contribution in field of Animal Nutritiion.

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

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Announcements & News

National Symposium on "Climate resilient forage production and its utilization" being organized by RMSI, Jhansi and will be held on November 13 - 14, 2014 at BCKVV, Mohanpur (Nadia), West Bengal [Click for view detail]

Winter School
"Livestock based Integrated Farming Systems for Enhancing Resource Use Efficiency and Improving Livelihood of Small and Marginal Farmers" from January 28 to February 17, 2015 (Re-scheduled)

IGFRI-SMD (AE, ICAR) has initiated Fodder Technology Demonstration Programme for the Nation
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News on MTC on "Good Agricultural Practices for Forage Crop Production" held on Feb. 18-25, 2014 [Click for detail]

Report on "Brain Storming workshop on Mitigating Micro Nutrient Deficiency in Fodder Crops in Southern India” [Click for detail]









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