Union Agriculture Minister has launched ICAR's data recovery centre - Krishi Megh.
The move is aimed at protecting the precious data of the government's premier research body Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
It has been set up at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) in Hyderabad. NAARM, Hyderabad has been chosen as it lies in a different seismic zone with regard to the Data Centre at ICAR-IASRI in New Delhi.
Currently, the main data centre of the ICAR is at the Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) in the national capital. Krishi Megh has been set up under the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP), funded by both the government and World Bank.