History
Dr. N. Wallich
Hony. Secretary
1822 - 1828
L. N. Birla
President : 1959 - 1960
Patron : 1992 - 1994
William Carey with his Munshi Sir George King
President : 1874 - 1875
  • Founded in 1820 by Rev. Dr. William Carey with the set-out objectives: development and promotion of agriculture and horticulture in India.
  • The Society then catered to the needs of the total Agri-horticultural functions of the country and acted as the de facto Agriculture Ministery of the Central Government till 1900.
  • The society has a unique history of achievements and played a pioneering role in the introduction of a wide array of cereals, cash crops, cinchona, fruits, vegetables, flowering trees and ornamental plants.
  • It organized the first ever Flower and Vegetable Show in the country in 1828 and published the first ever Agricultural Journal in the country in 1837.
  • The Society was awarded the 'Royal' Charter in 1935 by King George V.
  • Since its inception, various Governor-Generals and Viceroys were the Chief Patrons of the Society and, after independence, the President of India has adorned this position.
 
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