ICAR Challenge Award 2017

Indian Council of Agricultural Research


To find a solution for any immediate or long-standing problem, or limitation in agriculture, which is coming in the way of agricultural development and/​or enhancing productivity in any major agricultural, horticultural or animal/​fish product, ICAR has instituted a Challenge Award. The award carries a cash prize of ₹ 10.00 lakh, a citation, in addition to a share in the income generated by ICAR from the commercialization of the technology/​product/​process developed by the scientist while solving any of the given challenges as per ICAR rules and norms. The list of Challenges” can be obtained either from the Award Cell of ICAR or can be down loaded from ICAR website. Any scientist or group of scientists may, at any time, file a claim of having solved any one of the listed challenges”.


All agricultural scientists of any age are eligible. Claims made by any non-scientist(s) may also be considered by ICAR at its discretion.

To Apply

By the nature of the award, claims will have to be filed. However, ICAR may, at its discretion, also entertain nominations, subject to the scientist(s) who has/​have carried out the research, agreeing to fill out the ICAR’s prescribed proforma for filing claim, once ICAR makes request to him/​them for the same on the basis of the nomination received.

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