Recognizing the enormous potential of North-East India, six new colleges were opened under Central Agricultural University. In the Bundelkhand region, 4 new colleges were opened under Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi.
On the lines of Pusa Research Institute, New Delhi, for the first time in 68 years, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) was established in Barhi, Jharkhand and now one more is being set up in Asom.
Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) is aimed to provide real life experience and opportunity to work with farmers and identify production, protection and marketing constraints, industrial attachment, inplant training etc. To accelerate the progress of second green revolution in Eastern India, second such centre 'National Centre for Integrated Farming Research' is being setup in Motihari, Bihar.
It has been decided to establish first National Organic Agricultural Research Institute in Gangtok, Sikkim. Agricultural Banking college is in Pune. Kisan TV -7 days 24 hours channel to help data to farmers on weather, Kisan Mandi and other aspects.