March 1946 Manibhai Desai accompanied Mahatma Gandhi to Urulikanchan. The Nisargopachar Ashram was established by Mahatma Gandhi who entrusted the responsibility of the Ashram to Manibhai.
1967 Foundation Stone of Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) laid by President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain.
1970 Exotic Bull Mother Farm and Bull Station established at Urulikanchan.
1971 First batch of exotic animals from Denmark arrived at Urulikanchan.
1973 Foundation Stone of BAIF Central Research Station laid at Urulikanchan by Shri. Y.B. Chavan, Union Finance Minister.
1974 Second batch of exotic heifers from Canada arrived at Urulikanchan.
1975 Semen Freezing Laboratory established at BAIF CRS at Urulikanchan.
1976 BAIF introduced Salvador type leucaena (Subabul) in India from Hawaii.
1979 Inauguration of BAIF's Vaccine Laboratory at Wagholi; Visit of Prime Minister Shri. Morarji Desai to Urulikanchan
1982 The tribal development programme through agri-horti-forestry (wadi) launched at Vansda in South Gujarat.
1986 First Research Grant from IDRC for Multipurpose Tree Species Project.
1987 Visit of Norwegian Prime Minister Madame Gro Harlem Bruntland to Urulikanchan.
August 22, 1992 Shri. C. Subramaniam, Governor of Maharashtra celebrating Silver Jubilee of BAIF at Wagholi.
August 24, 1992 Shri. Sudhakarrao Naik, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, with Shri. Anantrao Thopte, Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Minister at Urulikanchan with Shri. Arvind Mafatlal and Manibhai on the occasion of Silver Jubilee of BAIF.
1993 Demise of Dr. Manibhai Desai, Founder, BAIF. Dr. Narayan G. Hegde, took over as President, BAIF.
1994 Sanc t ion of KfW (German Development Bank) Wadi Project.
1995 Grant of European Union Transfer of Technologies for Sustainable Development Project.
June 19, 1996 'BAIF Bhavan' and the Dr. Manibhai Desai Management Training Centre, Pune inaugurated by Mr. Stanley E. Gooch, Canadian High Commissioner in the presence of Shri. B.G. Deshmukh,Shri. Arvind Mafatlal, Shri. Mohan Dharia, Shri. Abheraj Baldota and Dr. N. G. Hegde.
1996 Grant from Indi a Canada Environment Facility of Canadian High Commission for implementing Water Resource Development and Energy Conservation for Sustainable Management of Environment Project.
1996 Grant of International Agricultural Centre (IAC) Training Project.
1996 Shri. Digvijay Singh, Chief Minister of M.P., visited BAIF CRS and invited BAIF to re-launch the programme in Madhya Pradesh.
1999 Mr. M. B. McGeever, Ambassador of the European Commission, New Delhi and Mrs. McGeever, visited BAIF and unveiled the Insignia of the European Union at the BAIF Bhavan.
2002 Inauguration of Embryo Transfer Laboratory by Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India.
November 30, 2002 Inauguration of Reproduction Biotechnology laboratory by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India at CRS, Urulikanchan, in the presence of Governor of Maharashtra, Mohd. Fazal, Chief Minister, Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh and Dy. Chief Minister, Shri. Chagan Bhujbal.
March 29, 2003 Visit of Dr. Kalam to Tribal Development Programme at Vansda and Dharampur, South Gujarat.
May 29, 2003 Introduction of BAIF Programme in Bihar by Dr. Kalam in presence of Governor Shri. V. C. Pande, Chief Minister Smt. Rabri Devi and Shri. Nitish Kumar, Member of Parliament in Patna.
February 14, 2004 Dr. Kalam visited BAIF exhibition on cattle and watershed development in Munger, Bihar.
October 15, 2005 Visit of Dr. Kalam to BAIF Programme in Nashik, Maharashtra.
October 21, 2005 Molecular Genetics Lab inaugurated by Shri. Sharad Pawar, Union Minister for Agriculture at CRS, in presence of Shri. Harshavardhan Patil, Cabinet Minister, Employment Guarantee Scheme, Govt. of Maharashtra.
2005 Signing of MOU between Government of West Bengal, JRD TATA Trust and BAIF for launching Goat Development in West Bengal.
January 22, 2006 Visit of Dr. Kalam to Agri-Horti-Forestry Programme in Tumkur,Karnataka.
January 26, 2006 His Excellency Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam , President of India, appreciated the work of BAIF during his Republic Day Address to the Nation. "I would like to commend the work of BAIF which has promoted dairy husbandry through upgradation of low, unproductive, non-descript cattle owned by the small farmers. The programme has provided livelihood to unemployed youth while ensuring food security. The door to door service has helped the small farmers to develop confidence in technology adaptation. I understand that Wadi model has now been replicated by many State Governments. The prosperity has spread to millions of families. Self-employment has been created for over one million unemployed youth".
May 2, 2007 Visit of Dr. Kalam to Cluster Development Programme in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
2007 Strengthening Development Programme and laying newer DirectionProject launched in various locations.
2008 Signing of MoU between BAIF and South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme in presence of Dr. Amrita Patel, Chairman, NDDB and Dr. D. Gustafson, Country Head, FAO in New Delhi, ushering in a collaboration between BAIF and NDDB.
2009 Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for new service model in Dairy Husbandry Project.
2009 Ksheeradhara Project, a revenue model, launched with support of NDDB under National Dairy Development Programme.
2009 The National Agricultural Innovation Project, sponsored by World Bank through ICAR, launched in backward districts of Maharashtra for sustainable development.
2009 Dr. Narayan G. Hegde attained superannuation. Mr. Girish G. Sohani, took over as President, BAIF.
2010 Shri. G.G. Sohani and Shri. Ramesh Rawal with Shri. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha at launching of 'Kalyani'- Integrated Livestock Development Programme in Bhubaneswar on October 2.
2011 Demise of Shri. Arvind Mafatlai, Chairman, BAIF. Shri. Hrishikesh Mafatlal assumed post of Chairman, BAIF in 2012.
2011 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam addressed the Fellows of the State Bank of India - BAIF 'Youth for India' Programme at BAIF, Pune.
2013 Maharashtra Network of Technology and Innovation Hubs for Rural Areas(MAHANETRA) launched with support of Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission (RGSTC).
2013 Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptability Integrated Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Approach Project launched.
2014 Maharashtra Gene Bank Programme launched with the support of RGSTC, Government of Maharashtra, in Agro-Climatic zones of Maharashtra.
2017 BAIF completes 50 years of service in Rural Development.
Visit of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India, to 6 Programmes of BAIF in 5 states during 2002 - 2007
Visit to CRS on November 30, 2002
Visit to Vaitagwadi in Nashik District, Oct.15, 2005 Farmers wanted to rename their village as 'Abdul Kalam' Wadi but Dr. Kalam advised them to name it as 'Asha Kiran' Wadi
Visit to Vansda Wadi Project on March 29, 2003
Visit to Vansda Wadi Project on March 29, 2003
Visit to Karnataka Agroforestry Project on January 22, 2006
Visit to BAIF Programme in Pratapgarh, UP on May 2, 2007
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