All India Coordinated Research Projects
S. No. Name of Project Centre
Crop Improvement Division
1 Wheat Improvement Powarkheda
2 Wheat Improvement Sagar
3 NSP - Seed Technology Research Jabalpur
4 NSP- Breeder Seed Production Jabalpur
5 Barley Improvement Rewa
6 Linseed Improvement Sagar
7 MULLaRP Sagar
8 Irrigated Linseed Improvement Powarkheda
9 Maize improvement Chhindwara
10 Niger Improvement Chhindwara
11 Rice Improvement Rewa
12 Millets Improvement Rewa
13 Millets Improvement Dindori
14 Semi Rabi Sesame Improvement Powarkheda
15 Sesame Improvement Tikamgarh
16 Soybean Improvement Jabalpur
17 Chickpea Improvement Jabalpur
18 Forage Crops Improvement Jabalpur
19 Sugarcane Improvement Powarkheda
20 Wheat Improvement (Voluntary Centre) Jabalpur
21 Plant Parasitic Nematode with integrated approach for their control Jabalpur
Ntural Resource Management Division
22 Integrated Farming System
(i) MAE Jabalpur
Rewa
Powarkheda
(ii) ECF Dindori
Katni
23 Micro-nutrients of Soils Jabalpur
24 Soil Test Crop Response Jabalpur
25 Long Term Fertilizer Experiment Jabalpur
26 Dryland Agriculture Rewa
27 Water Management Powarkheda
28 Optimization of Ground Water Resources through Wells & Pumps Jabalpur
29 Agro-Forestry Jabalpur
30 Agro-meteorology Jabalpur
Horticultural Crop Improvement Division
31 Vegetable Improvement & NSP Jabalpur
32 Potato Improvement Chhindwara
33 Sub Tropical Fruits Rewa
34

AICRP on Arid Zone Fruits

Jabalpur
35 AICRP on Spices Jabalpur
Agricultural Engineering Division
36 Farm Implements & Machinery Jabalpur
37 Harvest & Post Harvest Technology Jabalpur

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Project on Maize Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Chhindwara

Year of Start: 1975

Mandate:

  • Development, evaluation and identification of high yielding, early maturing hybrids /varieties suitable for rainfed conditions.

  • To conduct and co-ordinate the multi-location testing of maize germplasm along with other research activities and different research centers.

  • To undertake basic and strategic research for genetic improvement in yield, quality and resistance to biotic and a biotic stresses.

  • To develop efficient package of practices for newly developed germplasm for increasing maize production.

  • To generate technologies for fodder, popcorn, baby corn and sweet corn and new package for QPM genotypes

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Research Project on Rice Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Rewa

Year of Start: 1980

Mandate:

  • To evolve the suitable agronomical practices for upland rice for rainfed and irrigated ecosystem.

  • To evolve the extra early, early and medium duration varieties of rice for upland ecosystem.

  • To study the physiological constraints in relation to drought tolerance in various rice varieties in rain fed ecosystem.

  • To find out the insect pests and diseases involved with the upland rice and evolve suitable control measures for rain fed and irrigated ecosystem.To evolve the technologies for adoption of hybrid rice in irrigated ecosystem

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Research Project on Oil seed – Niger Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Chhindwara

Year of Start: 1972

Mandate:

  • To collect the germplasm, their maintenance and their evaluation for seed yield and important quantitative and qualitative traits.

  • To develop high yielding hybrids and composites, tolerance to major pests and diseases and well suited to Satpura Plateau zone.

  • To develop low cost input technology, most economical and well suited for different cropping system.

  • To develop improved production technology for different soil topography in Satpura plateau zone.

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Research Project on Linseed Improvement

Location: Regional Agricultural Research Station, Sagar 470 002 (MP)

Year of Start : 1987

Mandate:

  • Breeding for high yielding varieties for different cropping and agro-ecological situations.

  • Development of short duration varieties for central and peninsular regions.

  • Development of integrated crop management modules for diseases and insect-pest.

Crop diversification

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on irrigated linseed Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station Powarkheda Hoshangabad -461110,

Year of Start: 1987

Mandate:

  • Development of high yielding and resistant variety of linseed

  • Development of high grain and fibre yielding variety of linseed

  • Evolving a suitable package of practice for irrigated linseed

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Oilseed – Sesame Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Tikamgarh

Year of Start: 1967

Mandate:

Agronomy

  • Split application of nitrogen fertilizer. Refunding and scheduling of irrigation

  • Development of intercropping. Development of appropriate cropping sequence

  • Maximization trial (rainfed) in Farmers fields.

Plant Breeding

  • Development for variety for Earliness, High oil content and High yielding

Entomology

  • Screening of varieties for resistance/tolerance and control of insect pests of sesame

Plant Pathology

  • Screening of varieties for disease resistance and control of diseases.

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Semi Rabi oilseed Sesame Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station Powarkheda, Hoshangabad

Year of Start: 1987

Mandate:

  • Evolving early maturing varieties of sesame for semi rabi and summer cultivation.

  • Evolving high yielding & resistant varieties of sesame for semi rabi and summer cultivation.

  • Nutrient management in linseed.

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on soybean Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1987

Mandate:

  • Germplasm collection, evaluation and maintenance.

  • Development of cultivars congruous to: Different ecoedaphic situations,

  • Different cropping situations

  • Breeding for Multiple attributes, Multiple resistance (Genetic insulation against negative factors)

  • Integrated management of Disease

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on chickpea Improvement

Location: Lead Centre, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 2001

Mandate:

  • Early to medium maturing, high yielding varieties of desi chickpea having multiple disease resistance

  • Extra large seeded, high yielding multiple disease resistance kabuli chickpea varieties having market preferable traits

  • Effective integrated management strategies for seed/soil borne diseases and Helicoverpa armigera

  • Tolerance to high temperature and drought conditions

  • Transfer of technologies

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Small Millet

Location: Regional Agricultural Research Station, Dindori (M.P.)

Year of Start : 1986

Mandate:

  • To collect and evaluate small millets germplasm for its suitability under rainfed conditions of Madhya Pradesh.

  • To develop/ identify the high yielding varieties of small millets having resistance to major diseases and pests.

  • To develop the improve package of practices for maximum production of small millets.

To find out cheaper plant protection techniques for the control of major insect pests of small millets.

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Research Project on Small Millets

Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Rewa

Year of Start : 1976

Mandate:

  • To develop / identify the high yielding varieties of Small millets possessing resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses for various farming situations of M.P.

  • To collect and evaluate the Small millets germplasm for their suitability under rainfed conditions of Madhya Pradesh.

  • To identify suitable and economic production technology for Small millets grown under different cropping systems in rainfed situations of Madhya Pradesh.

  • To develop economical plant protection techniques for control of major diseases and insect pests of Madhya Pradesh

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Project on Wheat Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Powarkheda, Hoshangabad (M.P.)

Year of Start: 1961

Strengthening: 1971

Mandate:

  • To evolve high yielding black and brown rust resistant wheat varieties suitable for rain fed, irrigated timely and late sown conditions of different agro climatic regions of MP.

  • To work out agronomic techniques for improved wheat varieties with special reference to NPK doses, time of planting, optimum seed rate, water requirement and herbicidal sensitivity to the varieties.

Screening of wheat varieties and lines against black and brown rust under natural and artificial epiphytotic condition

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Project on Wheat Improvement

Location: Regional Agricultural Research Station, Sagar 470 002 (MP)

Year of Start : 1975

Mandate:

  • To develop/identify the high yielding varieties of wheat coupled with resistance against black and brown rusts for rainfed restricted and irrigated conditions of Madhya Pradesh.

  • To determine the optimum production technologies for newly developed wheat varieties.

  • To identify the physiological component and donors for heat and drought resistance in wheat.

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Wheat improvement (Voluntary Centre)

Location : College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1995

Mandate:

  • Development of high yielding wheat genotype resistant to rust coupled with good quality attribute suitable for rain fed / limited irrigated area

  • Hybrid wheat research using CMS approach

  • Popularization of newly released varieties

Objectives:

Breeding high yielding wheat genotypes for-

  • Tolerance to high temperature and moisture stress

  • Water use efficient

  • Resistant to rust and other diseases

  • Good quality attributes

  • Suitable for limited/partially irrigated condition

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Sugarcane Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station Powarkheda Hoshangabad

Year of Start: 1961 (Shifted from RAK. College of Agriculture, Sehore to ZARS Powarkhed in 2002)

Mandate:

  • Development and evaluation of genotypes with high sugar and yield, earliness, resistance to biotic and a biotic stresses.

  • Technology for effective weed management, agronomic evaluation of new genotypes, sulphur nutrition and multiple rationing

  • Evaluation of chemicals effective against smut disease

  • Identification of naturally occurring bio agents and IPM for major insects.

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Project on Barley Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Rewa (MP)

Year of Start : 1982

Mandate:

  • To develop high yielding varieties in barley for irrigated and rainfed condition.

  • Development of dual purpose barley for fodder as well as grain yield.

  • Research on real farm situation.

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Forage crops Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1970

Mandate:

  • To develop new promising genotypes of adoptive forage crops (Rice bean, Oat, Soybean and Berseem) keeping in view the specific constraints of the crop

  • To generate agro-techniques for getting the economical, remunerative and sustainable production, considering location specific problem

  • To estimate the quality parameters pertaining to nutritional aspects of the forage

  • To undertake quality seed production programme of improved varieties as per the need of centre as well as the state.

Title: All India Coordinated Research Project National Seed Project (Crops) Breeder Seed Production, Jabalpur

Location : College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of start : 1983

Mandates:

  • To produce adequate quantity of quality seed for enhancing productivity and profitability of crops in a sustainable eco-friendly manner for the livelihood security.

  • To maintain genetic purity of different crop varieties of State and National importance through maintenance breeding.

  • Production of nucleus seed of kharif, rabi and summer crop varieties and distribution to different centers of VV for production of breeder seed.

  • Production and distribution of breeder seed to different indenting agencies as per G.O.I. & State Government allocation.

  • To co-ordinate the breeder seed production activities at VV level under single window system.

  • Continuous seed productions of varieties in order to cope up the seed demand in future.

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Project on NSP-Seed Technology Research

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur (MP)

Year of Start : 1983

Mandate:

Seed Production and Certification

  • Standardization of procedures for production of adequate quantity of nucleus and breeder seed

  • Identification of varieties through stable morphological characters

  • Development of seed certification standards

  • Seed quality at farmers level

Seed Physiology Storage and Testing

  • To identify best storage and packaging methods for seeds of various crops

  • To screen genotypes of various crops for germinability and longevity

  • To work out the morphological indices for physiological maturity

  • Studies on the effect of seed treatment on germination, vigor parameters and crop stand

  • Standardization of seed vigor tests

  • Standardization of biochemical tests for seed vigor

Seed Pathology

  • Monitoring, identification and documentation of seed borne diseases of important crops

  • Standardization of detection techniques for important seed borne diseases

  • Identification of suitable disease free locations for seed production

  • Development of management practices for seed borne diseases and effect of fungicide treatment on storability of seeds.

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on MULLaRP
(Mung, Urad, Lentil, Lathyrus, Rajma and Pea)


Location : Regional Agricultural Research Station, Sagar 470 002 (MP)

Year of Start : 2009

Mandate:

  • To develop extra short duration variety for rainfed and irrigated area.

  • Collection evaluation and maintenance of local germplasm of MULLaRP crops for higher yield and other desired characters.

  • Development of high yielding varieties for rainfed, irrigated and utera for different agro ecological conditions.

  • Breeding against Resistance yellow Mosaic virus, Alternaria Blight, Wilt and Powdery Mildew.

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Plant Parasitic Nematodes with Integrated Approach for their Control.

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1979

Mandate:

  • Documentation and occurrence of hot spots for economically important plant parasitic nematodes in Madhya Pradesh.

  • To develop distribution map of nematodes

  • To validate and document crop losses due to economically important phytonematodes

  • Multilocation on-farm testing of nematode management options

  • To determine cropping systems for nematode management

  • To identify sources of resistance and develop nematode resistant cultivars

  • Impact of economically important nematodes population in identified hot spots on crop yield under different agro-climatic conditions (from new areas)

  • Management of major nematode pest of vegetable crops

  • Management of major nematode pests of pulse and fodder crops

  • Pest risk analysis information on major nematode pests in Indian agriculture.

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Integrated Farming System (MAE)

Location: CoA, Jabalpur & Rewa, ZARS Powarkheda

Year of Start : 1968

Mandate

  • To identify profitable and efficient cropping systems for different Agro-climatic regions with special emphasis on oilseeds, pulses and fodder crop.

  • To develop integrated nutrient management technique for major cropping systems with emphasis on locally available resources.

  • To improve fertilizer use through the use of efficient carriers, amendments and residues.

  • To develop system-based crop management practices for maximizing yield in each ecosystem

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Integrated Farming System (ECF)

Location: KVK, Katni & RARS, Dindori

Year of Start : 1968

Mandate

  • To identify profitable and efficient cropping systems for different Agro-climatic regions with special emphasis on oilseeds, pulses and fodder crop.

  • To develop integrated nutrient management technique for major cropping systems with emphasis on locally available resources.

  • To improve fertilizer use through the use of efficient carriers, amendments and residues.

  • To develop system-based crop management practices for maximizing yield in each ecosystem

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Micro, Secondary Nutrients and Pollutant Elements in Soils and Plants

Location: College of Agriculure, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1967

Mandate

  • To delineate micro and secondary nutrient deficient areas by soil and plant analysis as well as through biological responses of crop in different soils.

  • Micronutrient indexing for forecasting emerging micro- and secondary- nutrients deficiency in different cropping systems.

  • Standardize and develop suitable soil test method and establish critical levels for micro and secondary nutrient deficiencies and heavy metal toxicities in different soils and crops.

  • Developing suitable techniques for increasing fertilizer-use-efficiency including organic manures, sewage, sludge for ameliorating the micro- and secondary- nutrients deficiencies in crops and soils.

  • Monitoring hazards from heavy metal pollution and trace element toxicities in soils, plant and animal health.

  • To study the nutrient interaction in soils and plants

Title of the project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Soil Test Crop Response Correlation

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of start: 1967

Mandate:

  • The initial objective of the project was to provide a calibration for fertilizer recommendations and credit facilities to the farmers.

  • Screening of various soil test methods for estimating available N, P and K to find out best correlations with uptake of nutrient and grain yield. .

  • To obtain a basis for making fertilizer recommendation for targeted yield.

  • To evaluate various soil test methods for their suitability under field conditions.

  • To evaluate joint use of chemical fertilizer and organic manure for enhanced nutrient use efficiency.

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Research Project on Long term Fertilizer Experiment

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1972

Mandate

To study changes in soil quality, crop productivity and sustainability

Title of the Project : All India Coordinated Research Project on Dryland Agriculture

Location: College of Agriculture, Rewa

Year of Start : 1970

Mandate

  1. Identification of efficient crops and varieties for dry land areas of the Vindhya region.

  2. Developing crop sequences and inter- crop system for increasing intensity of crop production

  3. Determining the optimum fertilizer use efficiency

  4. Harvesting and storing of run- off and recycling for life saving irrigation/ pre- sowing irrigation.

  5. Tillage and land treatments for moisture conservation.

  6. Developing and testing of farm implements for field preparation. Sowing and inter- culture.

  7. Transfer of proven technology on farmer’s field.

  8. Determine the soil conservation process to check erosion.

Title of the Project: All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Ground Water Utilization

Location: College of Agricultural Engineering, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1974

Mandate

  • Capacity building of water user associations for increasing water productivity in command area

  • Assessment of ground water potential and strategies for its utilization in upper Narmada basin

  • Ground Water recharge studies with special reference to recharge from Haveli areas in Kymore plateau and Satpura hills (KPSH)

  • Evaluation and improvement of ground water quality used for irrigation through sewage water and industrial waste

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Water Management

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Powarkheda (Hoshangabad)

Year of start: 1980

Mandate:

  • Irrigation scheduling for different crops in state for maximizing water use efficiency with special emphasis to the need of Tawa Command area. Aldo the problem of water logging was to be solved in command area. In heavy soils Kharif crops required special attention on water management i.e. proper drainage to obtain optimum yields of different crops.

  • Assessment of water availability at regional level and to devise interventions for matching water supply with agricultural production system demands

  • Design and Evaluation of Gravity and Pressurized Irrigation Systems Under Varying Agro Ecological Situation

  • Basic studies on soil, water, plant, atmospheric environmental relationship for better understanding of water related concepts.

  • Water management in different agricultural production systems including

Title of the Project : All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Agro-forestry

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1996

Mandate

  • To collect, screen and select promising multi-purpose trees for agro forestry systems.

  • To develop management practices for different Agro forestry models.

  • To undertake tree improvement of selected spices.

  • To develop hursery technology for production of quality planting stock.

  • To development plantation technologies for wasteland development.

  • To study the soil pollution on tree crop behaviour.

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro-Meteorology

Location: Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1985

Mandate

  • To study climate parameters and assess crop production potentials for the state of Madhya Pradesh

  • Study of the crop-weather relationship of major kharif and rabi crops planted in Jabalpur region

  • To develop crop-weather model for forecasting yield of kharif rice

  • Study of insect-pests in field crops and their response under climatic parameters and crops.

  • Provide Agromet advisory services.

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Vetetable crops Improvement

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1970

Mandate

  • Development of suitable varieties for early maturating and high yielding having resistant to major disease and pest.

  • Evolving suitable agro techniques particularly those related to agronomical practices of different vegetable and chemical weed control chemical.

  • Varietal evolution trials.

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Potato Improvement

Location: Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Chhindwara

Year of start: 1970

Mandate

  • To increase the production and productivity of potato crop in this region

  • To identify suitable varieties of potato for the region

  • To find out the optimum agronomical requirements for increasing production

  • To find out the remedial measures for prevailing diseases and pest problems in the area

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Subtropical Fruits

Location: College of Agriculture, Rewa

Year of start: 1990

Mandate

  • To collect and evaluated the varieties of mango and guava

  • To find out the cultural and management practices of mango and guava fruits

  • To find out the disease management of mango and guava

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Arid Zone fruits

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start: 2009

Mandate

To conduct survey, collection and evaluation and maintenance of germplasm, varietal trials etc on custard apple, Jamun, Bael and tamarind fruit crops.

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices

Location: College of Agriculture, Jabalpur

Year of Start: 2008

Mandate:

  • Collection, evaluation and maintenance of seed spices germplasm

  • Identify suitable cultivars from IET of coriander, fenugreek and fennel for Kymore Plateau and Satpura Hills

  • Identify the diseases and pests resistant lines of seed spices.

Title of the Project : All India Network research Project on Farm Implement & Machinery (FIM)

Location: College of Agricultural Engineering, Jabaplur

Year of start: 1980

Mandate:

  • To identify the mechanization gaps and future needs of improved farm equipment and machinery for different agro-climatic region, crops and operations and to conduct research and development, prototype production, feasibility testing, frontline demonstration and custom hiring of farm equipment and machinery to bridge identified mechanization gaps.

  • To identify the present mechanization gaps and future needs for improved farm equipment on the basis of objective analysis of prevailing agro-socio-economic factors, for different crops, cropping patterns and agro-climatic regions.

  • To establish linkages with manufacturers by involving them in developmental process of farm machines and their production technology for the manufacture of improved farm implements.

  • To conduct feasibility testing on farmers field of prototypes of proven designs of farm implements and machinery, selected from different regions for adoption under local conditions with a view to bridge the identified mechanization gaps.

  • To train rural youth and entrepreneurs in custom hiring service of improved farm implements and machinery.

Title of the Project: All India Coordinated Research Project on Post Harvest Technology

Location: College of Agricultural Engineering, Jabalpur

Year of Start : 1974

Mandate

  • Development of value added products from Jamun fruit (Syzygium cumini (L.)) for rural empowerments.

  • Development of RTS and Jam from Jamun fruits and study their biochemical and microbiological aspect.

  • Development of laboratory model fermented for production of Jamun vinegar.

  • Drying characteristics of Jamun kernel.

Project Title: All India Coordinated Research Project on n Renewable Energy Sources

Location: College of Agricultural Engneering, Jabalpr

Year of start: 1988

Mandate:

  • To study integrated appropriate technology of renewable sources of energy i.e. solar energy and biomass based gaseous, liquid and solid fuels for their appropriate applications for production agriculture, post harvest operations, animal raising and rural living, singly or in combination with other sources of energy.

  • To demonstrate technical soundness and economic viability of the renewable energy technologies in rural sector.

  • Adaptation, development of solar energy gadgets, technologies for applications in rural domestic and community activities, farming systems and procession & storage of farm produce.

  • Development of technologies and systems for conversion of biomass into solid, liquid and gaseous bio-fuels using biological, thermo-chemical, chemical and mechanical pathways

  • Adaption of thermal and power systems and, gadgets ranging from decentralized power generation units, IC engines and tractors to domestic stoves to work on bio-fuels.

  • Assessment of technical soundness, economic viability and users’ feedback of new renewable technologies through onsite evaluation.

  • Demonstration of renewable energy technologies successfully integrated into the selected users’ systems and their transfer to industry for commercialization.