Indian Council of Agricultural Research has set up eight Regional Committees across the country on the basis of agro-climatic regions of the country.
These regional Committees have been set up to provide a forum to the stakeholders to examine in depth the major gaps in current research and training efforts; to identify priorities and to decide agenda of research and extension in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries for this region for coming years.
The ICAR Regional Committee II comprises of the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The purpose of the Regional Committee is to provide a forum to researchers and the state government functionaries to prepare the roadmap for development of Agriculture including Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries, Natural Resource Management and Human Resource Development. The 22nd meeting of ICAR Regional Committee - II was held during June 27-28, 2014 at Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata-120.