In the British regime one Agricultural Research Station was established in 1903 known as Labhandi Farm at Raipur . This Labhandi Farm had grown slowly and today it has become the campus of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur . In Between Rice Research Station (RRS) was established in mid sixties. Later in 1974 Madhya Pradesh Rice Research Institute (MPRRI) was established under the able leadership of great rice scientist Dr. R.H. Richharia. Before the College of Agriculture was established in 1961 under the government of Madhya Pradesh and it was shifted to the present campus in 1964. After the establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur in 1964 as a State Agricultural University (SAU) under the land-grant pattern of USA the College of Agriculture became a constituent college of Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh.
In 1979 National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) came into existence with the financial support of World Bank.
Under the NARP Raipur campus was elevated as Zonal Agricultural Research Station (ZARS) and the MPRRI was merged into this.
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur was established on 20 th January 1987 after bifurcating from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Jabalpur . From that time to 5date the University has been expanded several fold.
The jurisdiction area of IGKV is the entire Chhattisgarh State situated in Eastern India consisting of 18 districts having 3 different Agro climatic Zones. The state is larger than Punjab Haryana and Kerala states when put together. Rice is the main crop grown during the monsoon season (June-September).
In fact the role and responsibility of IGKV is vital because it has to cater the needs of socio-economically resource poor relatively illiterate and tribal farmers with tradition bound agriculture.
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