Postal Stamp Image : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH 1408 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 31/07/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1408
Stamp Information : Indian Council of Agricultural Research The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous apex body respnsible for the organization and management of research and eduaction in the fields of agriculture, animal sciences and fisheries in India. It was set up in 1929 on the recommendation of the Royal Commission of Agriculture. During the past 60 years the council has developed a very strong infrastructure for agricultural research and education comprising 41 research institutes, 4 national bureaux, 1 national academy of agricultural research management, 25 national research centres, 9 project directorates, 69 All-India Co-ordianted Research Projects, and has also fostered the growth of 26 agricultural universities. Though the research efforts of the Council, India has achieved self-sufficiency in food production. As pointed out by the Rockfelter Foundation, "the speed with which India's farmers and scientists have given their country an approach to abundant food supply has not been duplicated anywhere in the world incluiding the United States." For providing India with a highly effective scientific research system, the ICAR was awarded the King Baudouin International Development Prize of 4 million Belgian Frances in 1988. India's phenominal progress on food front is characterized by many landmarks. 'Green Revolution' was brought about by the high-yeilding crop varieties in the early sixties. 'Blue' and 'White' Revolution withmanifold increase in fish and milk production followed. The country is now on the threshold of yet another revolution, popularly called 'Yellow Revolution', which will usher self-sufficiency in the production of oilseeds and edible oil. With a high degre of scientific capability, the ICAR is currently engaged in evolving an efficient and sustainable nutitional food-security system to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Text: Courtesy ICAR.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The postage stamp, first day cover and the cancellation are based on the designs provided by Publication and Information division of ICAR.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.41 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 x 2.0 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 45
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Olive Green
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