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

Agriculture and Ecosystem Services

Understanding of the ecosystem services provided by agriculture is complex as its interaction with the ecosystem is bidirectional. These interactions particularly production system and environmental linkages, are important... for ensuring sustainability of agriculture and addressing the trade-offs at an early stage.

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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

    Dr Pratap Singh Birthal - Fellow, (Elected 2010)

    Dr Suresh Pal - Fellow, (Elected 2009)

  • NAAS Recognition Award

    Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal (2015)

  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award

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

  • 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