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(ZCU), Zone VIII at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore to monitor the activities of Lab to Land Programme of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep.. Subsequently, the unit was shifted to Bangalore in September 1981. The unit was also converted as a Plan Scheme with additional staff in 1986 and additional objective of monitoring the other Transfer of Technology projects of ICAR viz., KVK, Trainers Training Centre (TTC), National Demonstration Scheme (NDS), Operational Research Project (ORP), Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Project and Special Project on Oilseeds. During 1990-91, another objective of implementing and monitoring of National Pulse Project was added, besides addition of Goa to the jurisdiction of the zone. The ZCU was upgraded as Zonal Project Directorate (ZPD) in March, 2009 and as Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI) since July 2015. As per the reorganization of zones, ATARI, Bengaluru became Zone-XI w.e.f. April, 2017 covering Karnataka, Kerala 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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ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Zone XI,
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