PM Modi inaugurates 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Hyderabad-based ICRISAT and inaugurates two research facilities
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on February 05, 2022 in Patancheru, Hyderabad.
- During the occasion, PM also inaugurated two research facilities of ICRISAT, which were Climate Change Research Facility on Plant Protection and Rapid Generation Advancement Facility.
- Both these facilities are dedicated to the smallholder farmers of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
- ICRISAT: is an international organization founded in 1972 and based in Patancheru, Hyderabad, Telangana.
- Its objective is to conduct agricultural research for rural development, in Asia & sub-Saharan Africa.
Points to Remember:
- International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is in which city/state?
- PM Modi kickstarted which anniversary celebration of ICRISAT?