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The Prime Minister on 29th December 2918, inaugurated the 6th International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC). It is built at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will serve as a hub for rice research and training in South Asia and SAARC region. This first international Center in eastern India is expected to harness and sustain rice production in the region.
India’s association with IRRI dates back to 1960s, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first Indian PM to visit IRRI headquarters in Manila, the Philippines in November 2017, where he discussed agricultural innovations and research advances for the rice sector.
PM Modi on the occasion proclaimed that the institute will help farmers of the region to develop varieties of paddy which grow in minimum water and have low sugar content and high nutritional value.
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