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The Directorate of Mushroom Research is located in Solan city of Himachal Pradesh, endeared as the gateway of Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous wonder of Solan city is famous for its cultural splendor, excellent picnic spots, numerous old temples and seasonal vegetable crops. Being quite industrialized, Solan is widely popular for its mushroom cultivation and bearing the title of “Mushroom City of India”.
Mission of DOGR: To promote overall growth of onion and garlic in terms of enhancement of quality production, export and processing.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established the National Research Centre on Rapeseed-Mustard (NRCRM) on October 20, 1993 and redesignated it as the Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research (DRMR) in February 2009 to carry out basic, strategic and applied research on rapeseed-mustard. Besides, generating basic knowledge and material, the Directorate is also engaged in developing ecologically sound and economically viable agro production and protection technologies.
Agriculture constitutes the lifeline of villages where more than 70% of Indian population lives. To have successful agriculture, quality seed constitute the most important component. Realizing the importance of seed, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research launched the All India Coordinated Research Project on seed theNational Seed Project in 1979.
The Mandate of IISR outlines the following: 1. Basic, strategic and adaptive research on soybean for improving productivity and quality; 2. Provide access to information, knowledge and genetic material to develop improved technology and enhance soybean production; 3. Coordination of applied research to develop location specific varieties and technologies; 4. Dissemination of technology and capacity building.
The vision of the directorate of Weed Research is developing innovative, economic and eco-friendly weed management technologies to contain challenges ahead for sustainable agriculture and other societal benefits. Its mission is to provide scientific research and technology in weed management for maximizing the economic, environmental and societal benefits for the people of India.
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.
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi was established on 6th June, 2001 at the fag end of IXth Plan by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to act as a nodal institution for research and development on litchi in India in a mission mode approach. The Centre started functioning from 2002 with budgetary allocation and the first batch of two scientists joining the Centre in March, 2002.
The mandate of the institute has revised in 87 Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society held on 4th Febrary, 2016. Currently, the National Research Centre on Mithun is functioning for developing the scientific and sustainable mithun rearing system and for catering the needs of mithun farmers with the follwing mandates. (i) Identification, conservation,characterization and evaluation of mithun germplasm. (ii) Improvement of mithun for meat and milk. (iii) Repository of information on mithun.
Keeping in view of the export potential of Orchids, based on the recommendations of the Planning Commission, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established a National Research Centre for Orchids during VIIIth Five Year Plan at Pakyong, Sikkim since October 1996. The state of Sikkim has handed over 22.19 acres of land with all other assets belonging to Regional Agricultural Centre at Pakyong on lease basis for 99 years.