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National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
NASC, Dev Prakash Sastry Marg, New Delhi - 110012
Tel: 011-25846051-52. Fax: 011-25846054; Email: naas@vsnl.com; Web: http://naasindia.org

1. Particulars of organisation, functions and duties

Introduction

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) is a registered society under the Delhi Societies Act 1860. The Registered Office of the Society is situated in New Delhi. The Academy focuses on various fields of agricultural sciences including crop husbandry, animal husbandry, fisheries, forestry, natural resources, agro-industries and allied sciences. Its role is to provide a forum to Agricultural Scientists to interact on important issues of agricultural research, education and extension and to express views of the scientific community as policy inputs to the planners and decision/opinion makers at various levels. It also has schemes of according recognition to the contributions of scientists at different levels to encourage cutting edge research in various fields of agricultural sciences. It also promotes excellence in agricultural and allied sciences.

Mission

To gain recognition as a credible think tank to provide views of the scientific community on all agriculture- related policy issues, to encourage talent and promote excellence in science, making it a powerful instrument for the growth of national economy with a vibrant farm sector.

Objectives

The major objectives of the Academy, inter-alia, are to:

  • promote ecologically sustainable agriculture,
  • recognize and promote excellence of individual scientists in the field of agriculture,
  • promote interaction among research workers in different institutions and organizations within the country and with the world scientific community,
  • organize inter-disciplinary analysis of issues of importance to farmers and farming, and prepare further policies designed to advance agricultural research, education and development
  • carry out such activities as are relevant to the accomplishment of the above goals.