Q. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Council of Agriculture Research
1. It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE)
2. It is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture
3. It is headquartered at Mumbai
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Recently, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) celebrated its 93rd foundation day and on the occasion, the Kisan Sarthi platform was launched. 

About Indian Council of Agriculture Research: 

  • It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. 
  • It was established in July 1929 and was formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. 
  • It is headquartered at New Delhi. 
  • It is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. 

Source: PIB