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Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute

NARI

P.O.Box 44, Phaltan - Lonand Road
415523 Phaltan
India

Phone No.: +91-2166-222396
Fax No.: +91-2166-220945
E-mail adress:anilrajvanshi@vsnl.com
Internet:http://nariphaltan.virtualave.net
Contact person: Rajvanshi Dr., Anil K.

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NARI is an NGO and non-profit research and development institute. It was established in 1968 by Mr. B.V.Nimbkar who remained its first President till 1990. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act XII of 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950. It is situated in the rural town of Phaltan in Maharashtra state. The Institute undertakes research and development in agriculture, renewable energy, animal husbandry and sustainable development.

The Institute is housed in spacious buildings (total covered area is 2000 m2 ) and has about 40 hectares of farm with year-round irrigation facilities for research purposes. NARI also has well-equipped laboratories with sophisticated analytical instruments and computational facilities, a full-fledged workshop, an animal pathology laboratory and an excellent chemistry laboratory. Most of the hardware is fabricated in the workshop. The Institute has a small, though well-stocked library with about 5500 books and subscribes to about 55 periodicals (both national and international) in the areas of agriculture, energy and animal husbandry.

Most of the funding for NARI in the past came from sponsored research projects from Govt. of India agencies like MNES, ICAR, CAPART, ICICI, DSIR, KVIC etc. Recently, international agencies like United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rockefeller Foundation, European Economic Commission (EEC), ACIAR (Australia) , E&Co ( New Jersey) have or are funding projects at the Institute. NARI also undertakes sponsored research from private companies and organizations in all areas of agriculture, renewable energy and animal husbandry.

The basic philosophy of the Institute is to solve the age old problems of rural India with the use of modern science and technology.

Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi has been the director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute at Phaltan, Maharashtra since 1981. He is also the trustee and honorary secretary of NARI. He has concentrated his efforts for last 20 years on how to use modern science and technology to achieve environmentally sound rural development. Dr. Rajvanshi's research has therefore spanned a whole spectrum of areas affecting the lives of rural population. Dr. Rajvanshi has lectured at many universities in U.S.A and India.

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