Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India launched the LAB TO LAND PROGRAMME to commemorate its Golden Jubilee during 1979. Agricultural Technological Application Research Institute (ATARI) was established during September 1979 as Zonal Coordinating Unit, Zone VIII at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore to monitor the activities of Lab to Land Programme. Subsequently, the unit was shifted to Bangalore in September 1981. Since 1986, this unit was given the additional responsibility to monitor all the ICAR Projects under the Division of Agricultural Extension located in this zone comprising the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep. Presently the institute is located at Hebbal, Bangalore, in Karnataka state.
The mandates of ICAR - Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI) are as follows :
The details of projects of Division of Agricultural Extension of ICAR are as follows :
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Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI),
MRS, H.A.Farm Post, Hebbal, Bengaluru –560 024