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. Application of principles of economics in planning and evaluation of agricultural R&D and policy research to promote science-led agricultural and rural development have been the main goals of ICAR-NIAP. The Institute is committed to provide a leadership role in strengthening agricultural policy research, undertaking empirically sound policy research, and providing knowledge-based input for policy decisions. The Institute also acts as a think tank of ICAR and helps it to actively participate in policy making.

Thrust Areas

To realize its vision of 'leveraging innovations and policy for agricultural development' the Institute focuses on following key areas:

Significant Achievements

Research Highlights


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. It is further expected that the lockdown shall reduce the economic growth about 10 percent or more. These developments shall have implications for the social safety net programs of the government. The impacts of economic slowdown on agriculture and within agriculture are discussed. Measures to minimize the impact and available opportunities are suggested… read more

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