ICAR - ATARI (Formerly Zonal Project Directorate), Zone V, Hyderabad.

The Zonal Coordination Unit for Transfer of Technology, Zone-V was established in September, 1979 as Cess Fund Scheme at Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad primarily to monitor the activities of the Lab to Land Programme in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Subsequently in 1985, the unit was shifted to the campus of Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. The Unit was given the responsibility of monitoring of Lab to Land Programme until 1986. Later the unit was brought under the plan scheme of ICAR.
The Council has upgraded all the eight Zonal Coordination Units to the status of Directorates and thus Zonal Project Directorate (ZPD), Zone-V came into existence during the year 2009.
During the XII plan the Zonal Project Directorate has been renamed as ATARI (Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute)