The ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi was established on 18th January 1997 at Manjri, Pune, with the following mandate: Strategic and applied research on safe grape production and productivity; Transfer of technology and capacity building of stakeholders for enhanced and sustained production of grapes; National Referral Laboratory for Food Safety and Pesticide residue in fruits.

Based on this mandate the research is conducted with the following objectives: To collect, characterize, evaluate and catalogue Vitis germplasm; To maintain core field germplasm with wide genetic base; To develop varieties with economically important traits for table, wine, raisins and juice; To develop appropriate and economically viable agro techniques for quality grape production; To sustain the productivity and quality through management of biotic and abiotic stresses; To develop technologies with minimal dependence on agro chemical inputs; To develop appropriate pre and post harvest technologies for extended shelf-life and processing into value added products and to develop strategic alliances for research and transfer of technologies. 

Manjiri Farm, P B No 3, P O Solapur Road, Pune, Maharashtra, 412307, India
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Date approved
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:45