ICAR-National Institute (formerly Centre) of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP) was established
by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in March 1991 to strengthen agricultural economics and policy
research in the national agricultural research system.
Application of principles of economics in planning and evaluation of agricultural R&D and policy research
to promote science-led agricultural and rural development have been the main goals of ICAR-NIAP.
The Institute is committed to provide a leadership role in strengthening agricultural policy research,
undertaking empirically sound policy research, and providing knowledge-based input for policy decisions.
The Institute also acts as a think tank of ICAR and helps the Council to actively participate in policy making.