Governance & Management:
The Fund is governed by an Empowered Committee (EC) constituted by the Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture, Government of India, with a nationally eminent scientist as the Chairman and five distinguished scientists from outside the ICAR from diverse disciplines of science relevant to agriculture will be the Members. The Director General, ICAR will be the ex-officio Member. The Terms of Reference of the EC are to determine the policy and the priorities for Fund, approve the research projects and, monitor the overall progress and suggest on course corrections. The EC will meet as frequently as required.
A National Coordinator will coordinate the activities of the fund at the ICAR Head Quarters. The National Coordinator will also act as the convenor of the Empowered Committee.
Dr. Mangala Rai, Former Director General, ICAR, President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, A-1, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi - 110 012
Director General, ICAR, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 114
Dr. S.K. Sen, Former Director, Bose Research Institute and Head, Advanced Laboratory for Plant Genetic Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur - 721 302
Dr. K. Gopakumar, Former Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, 28/947, Cheruparamsath Road, Kadavantura, Cochin - 682 020
Dr. B.S. Pathak, Former Director, SPRERI and National Professor, KC - 5, Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad - 201 002
Dr. S.M. Virmani, Former Principal Scientist, Agro-meteorology, ICRISAT, House No. 811A, Road No - 41, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad - 500 033
National Coordinator, NFBSFARA(ICAR), KAB, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012
First Chairman: Dr. C. N. R .Rao, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board to Prime Minister of India (25th November 2005 to 31st March 2007)