About ICAR – ATARI
ICAR - AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PUNE : AN OVERVIEW
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Agricultural Extension Division is one of the Subject Matter Divisions where the major activities are of Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration of Technology/Products through a network of 669 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs). The Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR, New Delhi is headed by Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) supported by 2 Assistant Director Generals. The thrust areas of Agricultural Extension Division are :
ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Pune is one of the 11 ICAR-ATARIs functioning under Division of Agricultural Extension. ICAR has established a vast network of KVKs all over the country under the administrative control of various ICAR institutes, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), State Department of Agriculture, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other institutes for implementing the central governmental projects/schemes. In the Zone, Agricultural Technology Information Centers (ATICs) are working for delivering the “Single Window” delivery system. The mandates of ICAR-ATARI have also been focused where socio-economic research is one of the integral components.