Welcome to ICAR-NIAP

ICAR-National Institute (Formerly Centre) of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP) was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in March 1991 to strengthen agricultural economics and policy research in the National Agricultural Research System.

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Research Highlights

COVID-19 Lockdown and Indian Agriculture:Options to reduce the impact

The lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 has disrupted all economic activities including agriculture throughout the globe.Though the annual growth of Indian agriculture has been 3.5 to 5 percent during the last five years and the growth broad-based both in terms of the production and regions but Covid-19 is expected to have impact on demand for agricultural products, dislocation of labour force and disruption of supply chains.

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Leveraging Innovations for Attaining Efficient, Inclusive and Eco-friendly Agricultural Growth through Agricultural Economics and Policy Research


To strengthen agricultural economics research for providing economically viable, socially-acceptable and environmentally-feasible policy options for science-led agricultural growth

Honours and Awards Honours and Awards

  • NAAS Fellow

    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal - Fellow, (Elected 2010)

    Dr Suresh Pal - Fellow, (Elected 2009)

  • NAAS Recognition Award

    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2015)

  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award

    Dr Suresh Pal (2020)
    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2016)
    Prof. Ramesh Chand (2010)

  • ICAR-National Professor

    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2017 onwards)
    Prof. Ramesh Chand (2006-2010)
    Prof. Dayanath Jha (2000-2005)

  • Fellow of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

    Dr Suresh Pal (2017)
    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2017)
    Prof. Ramesh Chand (2013)

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Significant Achievements