Participating Institutions
National Focal Point
Contact Person and Address
National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources Dr. S.K. Sharma, Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110 012, India
Tel.: 91-11-25843697 Fax: 91-11-25842495
Name of the Stakeholders
Objectives related to PGR Nodal Officer
Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural
University, Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh
Fax- 91-40-24017453

  • Constantly strive to generate technologies for improving production of crops, home science and allied sectors (Research).
  • Train human resource needed for Agriculture and allied sectors for the development of the state of Andhra Pradesh (Education).
  • Assist in the process of transfer of technology through the dissemination of knowledge in collaboration with the development departments of the Government (Extension)
Dr. P. Raghava Reddy, Director (Research)
Agricultural Secretariat, Govt of Uttaranchal, Dehradun, Uttaranchal

Category-State Deptt

  Dr PS Gusain, Additional Secretary
AICRP on Linseed, IIPR
Kanpur – 208 002,
Uttar Pradesh


  Ram Chandra
AICRP on Mullarp,
Indian Institute
of Pulses Research,
Uttar Pradesh

  • Implementation and coordination of multilocational, multidisciplinary, time bound and action oriented programmes.
  • Collection, evaluation, characterization, preservation and utilization of germplasm of six crops
  • Development of high yielding varieties resistant to major biotic and abiotic stresses of mungbean, urdbean, lentil, lathyrus, rajmash and fieldpea suitable for different agro-ecological zones.
  • Genetic enhancement of yield through improved plant types
  • Introduction and improvement of target pulses to suit non-traditional areas/seasons
  • Development of appropriate crop production and protection technologies for increasing productivities under different agro-ecological zones
  • Fostering national and international collaborations
  • To arrange training of scientists engaged in research on these pulse crops
  • On-farm testing and transfer of improved technologies
  • Nucleus and breeder seed production
Dr. B.B. Singh, Project Co-ordinator
AICRP on Pigeonpea,
Indian Institute
of Pulses Research,
Uttar Pradesh
Tel: 91-512-2570145
Fax: 91-512-2570145

  • Support and encourage varietal development of different maturity in pigeonpea for improved yield quality and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses etc. of follow a cafeteria approach.
  • Develop hybrids based on cytoplasmic genic male sterility (CMS).
  • Develop integrated management approaches for pest, disease and nutritional management.
  • To standardize crop production and protection technologies for higher productivity suited to different production systems.
  • On-farm testing and transfer of improved technology.
  • Assist in nucleus and breeder seed production and help in production of quality seed to meet the national requirement
Dr. ND Majumder, Project Co-ordinator
AICRP on Small millets, UAS,
GKVK, Bangalore-560065
Tel: 91-80-3332387,
Fax: 91-80-3332387

  • To coordinate and monitor research in different centers and to organize research relevant to regional needs.
  • Genetic resource conservation, evaluation, documentation and utilization and supply.
  • Generation of breeding material and development of high yielding resistance to blast and early duration varieties.
  • Breeder seed production and supply
  • Varietal evaluation
Dr. Jayarame-
AICRP on Underutilized Crops,RRS,
S.D. Agricultural University,
Sardar Krushinagar 385506,
Tel: 91-2748-278471, 279003
Fax: 91-2748-278471,278433

  Dr. Y. Ravindrababu Associate Research Scientist
AICRP on Chickpea, Indian Institute
of Pulses Research, Kanpur-208002,
Uttar Pradesh
Tel: 91-512-2572109

  Dr. S.P. Mishra Sr. Scientist
All India Coordinated Research Project on Sugarcane, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Rae Bareli Road, Dilkhusa P.O.,Lucknow, 226002
Tel- 91-522-2480787
Fax: 91-522-2480738


  Dr. S.K. Chowdhary, Sr. Scientist
Allahabad Agricultural University,
Allahabad – 211 007,
Uttar Pradesh
Fax:91-532-2684593, 2684394


Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam
Tel: 91-376-2340001/ 2340013/ 2340101
Fax: 91-376-2340001/2340044
Email :

  • Ex situ conservation, evaluation and exploitation of plant genetic resources of agricultural, horticultural, medicinal and aromatic plants of north-eastern region specially of Assam
Dr. R.K. Choudhary
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mahan Pur,
Nadia– 741252, West Bengal
Tel: 91-33-25823948
Fax: 91-33-25828407,

  Dr. S.K.Samanta, Deputy Director of Agriculture

Birsa Agricultural University,
Kanke, Ranchi
Tel: 91-1662-244326
Fax: 91-651-2450626(RAC)


  • Strengthen teaching programme and services
  • Strengthen research programmes
  • Strengthen outreach and extension efforts
  • Establish national leadership in the integration and effective use of information      technology and computation services
  • Strengthen initiative to stimulate economic development of the area, enhancing human resources and quality of citizen life
Dr. Neeraj Kumar
Botanic Garden of Indian Republic, Lt. Vijayant Thapar Marg
(DSC Road), Sector 38 A,
NOIDA, 201 303,
Gautam Budh Nagar (UP)
Fax: 91-120-2433513

Category-Min. Of Environment and Forest
  • Exploration, Inventorisation and documentation of Phytodiversity in general and protected areas, hotspots, fragile ecosystems and sacred groves in particular; publication of National, State and District Floras.
  • Monitoring Phytodiversity to evaluate the qualitative changes in species rich and sensitive areas; ex situ conservation of critically threatened taxa in botanical gardens.
  • Identification of species with traditional economic uses and preparation of protocols for their conservation for sustainable utilization.
  • To complete a National database of plant species, herbarium specimens, live specimens, illustrations, relatives of cultivated species and economically important species.
Dr. M.Ahmeduallah, Scientist In-charge

CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar – 125004, Haryana
Ph:91-1662-289408 (O)


  • Collection, maintenance and utilization of germplasm of field crops, vegetable and horticultural crops
Dr. S.K.Sethi, Sr. Wheat Breeder, Deptt of Plant Breeding

Central Agricultural Research Institute,
A&N Islands, Port Blair  744 101


  • Collection, conservation and characterization of crop genetic resources of agri-horticultural importance pertaining to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Dr. R Elanchezhian

Central Institute for Arid Horticulture,
Beechwal Industrial Area, Bikaner,
Tel: 91-151-2250147,2250960
Fax: 91-151-2250145,


  • To collect and conserve the native genetic resources in horticultural crops under hot arid conditions
  • To introduce the horticultural crop bio-diversity from the iso-climatic regions for use in crop improvement programmes and crop diversification.
  • To characterize the genetic resources of horticultural crops for the potentially utilization and to devlop the need superior varieties under the arid agro climate conditions, and
  • To develop as a core centre of information on PGR Management in the field of Arid Horticulture.
Dr. D G Dhandar, Director

Central Institute for Cotton Research,
Post bag No. 2, Shankar nagar
Fax: 91-7103-275529,


  • Collection, conservation, documentation, evaluation and utilization of Gossypium germplasm for the improvement of cultivated cotton
Dr. Vinita Gotmare

Central Institute for Cotton Research,
Regional Station, Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu  641 003
Fax:91-422-2454021, Website:


  • National Active Germplasm Site of Gossypium barbadense germplasm accessions, Evaluation and utilization of germplasm accessions of G. barbadense, G. hirsutum and G. arboreum in various breeding programmes.
Dr. S.Manickam
Central Institute for Subtropical Horticultural,
Lucknow (U.P.)
Tel: 91-522-2841022
Fax: 91-522-2841025,,

  Dr. Shailendra Rajan Scientist

Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture,
Old Air Field, Rangreth,
Srinagar – 190 007, J&K
Tel: 91-194-2305044
Fax: 91-194-2305045,


  • Collection, evaluation and conservation of temperate horticultural crops
Mr. Harshwardhan Choudhary, Scientist

Central Plantation Crops
Research Institute,
Kasargod, Kudlu
P.O. Kasaragod,
Kerala 671 124
232894, 232895
Fax: 91-4994-232322


  • Collection, conservation, cataloguing, evaluation, and utilization of genetic resources of coconut, arecanut and cocoa
  • Research on genetical investigations and crop improvement, protection, production technologies and dissemination of technologies to the farming community with respect to coconut, arecanut and cocoa
Dr. Augustine B. Jerard

Central Potato Research Institute,
Campus, Modipuram, Meerut-250110,
Uttar Pradesh
Tel: 91-121-2577742
Fax: 91-121-2576584,


  • Collection, conservation, evaluation, utilization and documentation of potato germplasm
  • Development of parental lines
  • Development of medium maturing late blight resistant potato varieties
Dr. S K Luthra, Senior Scientist

Central Research Institute of Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore (West Bengal)
Tel: 91-33-25351932
Fax: 91-33-25350415,


  • Improvement of jute (C. capsularis and C. olitorius) and allied fibre crops like mesta (H. cannabinus and H.sabdariffa), sunnhemp, (Crotalaria juncea), ramje (Boehmeria nivea) sisal (Agave sisalana) and flax (Linum usitatissimum) for yield and quality.
  • Improvement of jute and allied fibre crops for biotic and abiotic stresses. 
  • Development of economically viable and sustainable production technology and cropping systems with jute and allied fibre crops.
  • Development of proper post-harvest technology for improving the quality of fibre.
  • Transfer of technology and human resource development in relation to jute and allied fibre crops
Dr. D. Gupta

Central Rice Research Institute,
Cuttack – 753006, Orissa
Tel: 91-671-2367777, 2367768-783
Fax: 91-671-2367663, 2367759,,


  • To collect, conserve, evaluate and utilise rice genetic resources which include both cultivated as well as wild and weedy species of genus-Oryza
Dr. B. C. Patra Senior Scientist
Central Sericulture Germplasm
Resources Centre, Hosur,
Krishnagiri Distt.,
Tamil Nadu 635109
Tel: 91-4344-221148, 220520
Fax: 91-4344-220520

Category-Min. of Textile
  • Collection, introduction, conservation, characterization, evaluation and supply of mulberry genetic resources
Dr. AK Sen, Joint Director
Central Tobacco Research Institute,
Rajmundry, Andhra Pradesh, 533105

  • To act as the National Active Germplasm Site of Nicoteana/tobacco.
  • To collect, maintain, evaluate, document, utilize and distribute tobacco germplasm
Dr. R.V.S. Rao/Dr. TGK Murthy

Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekariyam, Trivandrum, Kerala 695 017
Fax: 91-471-2590063


  • National Active Germplasm site for Root and Tuber Crops.
  • Collection, Conservation, Characterization, Evaluation and Documentation of germplasm
  • Multi location, Farmers’ participatory evaluation and evaluation networking  with NBPGR, CIAT and CIP.
  • Varietal release, multiplication, popularization.
  • Genetic improvement through conventional and biotechnological methods.
  • Production and supply of nuclear planting material of tuber crops .
Dr. M Unnikrishnan, Pr. Scientist

Ch. Sarwan Kumar Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur – 176062, Himachal Pradesh
Tel: 91-1894-230314
Fax: 91-1894-230311


  • Exploration, collection, inventorization, monitoring, assessment, conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resource of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Bioprospecting for search of commercially valuable genes, biocompounds and development of scientifically validated, value-added and standardized novel plant products 
  • Using Bioinformatics for developing computerized/electronic databases on Indian plants with special focus on crop genetic resources, medicinal & aromatic plants, mushrooms, dye yielding plants and rare & threatened plants species
  • Characterization and genetic enhancement of Himalayan animal genetic resources including sheep & goat, Spiti horses, Yak, Mahashir fish etc.
  • Selection and genetic enhancement for development of new promising varieties of economically important crop plants.
  • Micropropagation of highly endangered medicinal plant species and standardization of in vitro conservation protocols for recalcitrant species
  • Undertaking national and international exchange of germplasm through national nodal agency
Dr.TR Sharma, Associate Professor, Deptt of Biotechnology
Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agricultural Technology, Kanpur – 208002, Uttar Pradesh
Tel: -91-512-2534128,2281345
Fax: 91-512-2210408

  Dr. R. P. Katiyar, Director of Research
Conservation and survey-II,
Ministry of Environment
and Forests,Room No 418,
Prayavaran Bhavan,
C.G.O Complex,Lodhi Road,
New Delhi– 110003
Tel: 91-11-24361613
Fax: 91-11-24361613

Category-Min. of Environment and Forest
  Dr. Yogesh Gokhale, Consultant

Deccan Development Society, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Zaheerabad-502220
Tel: 91-8451-550003,
Fax: 91-8451-282809
Host Institute:
Deccan Development Society, 101, Kishan Residency, Street no-5, Begumpet, Hydderabad-16.


  • Promoting Sustainable agriculture technologies in rainfed areas.
  • Exploring alternatives wherever possible to green revolution technologies. The host institute DDS, works with disadvantaged communities on ecological issues alternative PDS, eco insurance and rural media. 
Mr. V. Murali, Training Associate
Deputy Director of Agriculture,
Gurgaon, Haryana
Tel: 91-124-2322441
Fax: 91-124-2322441

Category-State Deptt
  Dr. AS Rana
Directorate of Agri. Govt. of WB,
Tel: 91-33-22145600 Ext. 4494
Fax: 91-33-22143045

Category-State Deptt
  Dr. PK Mandal, Director of Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture,
Government of Rajasthan,
Krishi Bhawan,Jaipur(Raj.)

Category-State Deptt
  • To accelerate growth of agriculture on sustainable basis for higher level of farm income (i) by increasing productivity; (ii) by ensuring remunerative prices
  • Optimum utilization of resources-land, water and technology
  • Equity and sustainability
Dr. R K Sharma, Deputy Director
Directorate of Agriculture,
Govt. of Punjab, SCO-85-88,
Section 34 A, Chandigarh

Category-State Deptt
  Dr. Gurdayal Singh, Joint Director, Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture,
Krishi Bhavan,Sector 10 A,

Category-State Deptt
  Director of Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture,
Krishi Bhavan, Uttar Pradesh

Category-State Deptt
  Dr. DN Mishra, Assistant Director of Agriculture (Planning)
Directorate of Agriculture,
Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh
Tel: 91-360-2244252
Fax: 91-360-2244252

Category-State Deptt
  Dr. J.Padu, Joint Director of Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture,
Vidyut Bhavan, Panaji,

Category-State Deptt
  Mr. PP Kumbhare, Deputy Director of Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture,
Vindhyachal Bhawan,IInd Floor,
Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh
Tel: 91-755-2551336
Fax: 91-755-2572468

  Dr. Sashikant Untwale, Deputy Director of Agriculture
Directorate of Agriculture,
Kohima, Nagaland,797001
Tel: 91-370-2244116
Fax: 91-370-2244116

Category-State Deptt
  Dr. CJ Ponraj

Directorate of Maize Research, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110 012
Tel: 91-11-25841805, 25842372
Fax: 91-11-25768195


  Dr. S.B. Singh

Directorate of Oilseed Research, Hyderabad-500030
Tel: 91-40-24015344
Fax: 91-40-24017969


  • Collection, characterization, evaluation, multiplication, maintenance and utilization of germplasm of sunflower, castor and safflower
Dr. K. Anjani

Directorate of Rice Research,
Fax: 91-40-2401538


  Dr. L.V. Subba Rao

Directorate of Wheat Research,
Agrasain Marg, PO BOX 158,
KARNAL-132 001 (Haryana)
Tel: 91-184-2267390, 2267495
Fax: 91-184-2267390


  • Characterization of active collection of wheat and barley as per UPOV guidelines
  • Evaluation of barley germplasm for biotic and quality traits especially
  • Germplasm exchange activities within and outside country as per indent and need. Germplasm is shared with cooperators for utilization in crossing programme
  • Conservation of wheat and barley germplasm under medium term storage facility at DWR, natural conditions at SNF, Lahaul (HP) and deposition of duplicate samples in NGB for long term conservation
  • Cataloguing and Database management for retrieval and dissemination of information
Dr. S. Kundu
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Krishinagar, Akola –444104
Tel: 91-724-2258419,2258756
Fax: 91-724-2258219,

  • Collection,introduction and distribution of collections
Dr. N.R. Potdukhe, Sorghum Research Unit


Prof. R.D. Gharpade, Directorate of Research Office

Mobile: 9850220789
Dr.Y.S. Parmar University of
Horticulture & Technology,
Solan,Nauni – 173230,
Himachal Pradesh
Tel: 91-1792-252315,252242
Fax: 91-1792-252242

  • Introduction and evaluation of different germplasm of horticultural and forestry crops
Dr. S. D. Sharma, Director of Research
Economic Crop Research Station, Krishi Bhavan, Abash, Midnapore, Distt- Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal
Tel: 91-3222-275320
Fax: 91-3222-275320

Category-State Deptt
  • The germplasm collected and maintained would be utilized to induce genetic variability, exploitation of desirable traits and development of superior genotypes through intensive breeding program.
Dr. E.H. Mallick
Economic Botanist-III
Field Crop Research Station,
Kalna Road, Burdwan,
West Bengal
Tel: 91-342-2624492
Fax: 91-342-2624492

Category-State Deptt
  • Development of varieties and germplasm
  • Organize FLD under CYMMIT. Popularization of improved technologies to the farmers
Dr. SK Ghosh

GB Pant University of Agriculture
& Technology,
Distt. Udham Singh Nagar,
Pantnagar – 263145,
Tel: 91-5944-233500, 91-5944-233333
Fax: 91-5944-233473


  • To strengthen the on-going process of collection, multiplication, evaluation, conservation, characterization and use of indigenous germplasm of vegetable crops, fruit crops particularly mango, medicinal and aromatic plants and the landraces of traditional crops of Uttaranchal.
  • To create enough infrastructure and HRD to have Pantnagar Centre for Plant Genetic Resources as a regional PGR management centre.
  • To strengthen field genebanks of fruit crops at various out-reach stations of the university related to GPA activities.
Dr. Harpal Singh/Dr. Hari Har Ram

Honey Bee Network (SRISTI, GIAN & NIF)
Indian Institute of Management,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad -380 015,
Tel: 91-79-632 4927, 6324921,
Fax: 91-79- 630 7341 630 6896


  • Identification of areas and crops for in situ conservation
  • Surveying and identification of constraints and benefits towards conservation of PGR on farm
  • Identification of incentives for conservation of PGR
  • Experimentation with the incentives towards on farm conservation of PGR
  • Drawing and suggesting policy recommendations towards in situ conservation of PGR
  • Collection and distribution of PGR
  • Promotion through Market and non-market based incentives
  • Nutritional analysis of local v/s imp cultivars
Vikas Chandak
ICAR Research Complex
for Goa, Ela,Old Goa,
Tel: 91-832-2284681
Fax: 91-832-2285649,

  Mr Ashok Kumar, Scientist

ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Unroi Road, Umiam-793103, Meghalaya
Tel: 91-364-2570364/ 2570257


  Dr. Y.P. Sharma

ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh
Tel: 91-40-2596161


  • To improve the livelihoods of the poor in semi-arid crop-livestock-tree production systems through integrated genetic and natural resource management strategies. ICRISAT will make major food crops more productive, reliable, nutritious, and affordable to the poor; diversify utilization options for staple food crops; develop tools and techniques to manage risk and utilize the natural resource base of SAT production systems in a more sustained fashion; develop options to diversify income generation; and strengthen delivery systems to key clients. Partnership-based research for impact, gender sensitivity, capacity building and enhanced knowledge and technology flows are integral to this mandate.
Mr. DVSSR Sastry, Senior Scientific Officer (GT-CI, Genebank)

Indian Cardamom Research Institute
(Spices Board),Myladumpara,
Kailasanadu P.O. Idukki-685553,
Tel: 91-4868-237206
Fax: 91-4868-237285

Category-Min. of Commerce & Industry

  • To develop suitable production, protection and post harvest technologies for small and large cardamom.
  • Transfer of appropriate technology to growers.
  • To cover adaptive research programmes on other spices such as vanilla, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, culinary herbs and various tree spices.
  • To collaborate with different organizations at national level in advanced areas of research on selected spices.
Dr. K.J. Madhusoodanan
Dr. K.M. Kuruvilla
Dr. V. Vadivel
Indian Grassland and Fodder
Research Institute, Jhansi-284003 (U.P.) India
Tel: 91-512-2444771
Fax: 91-517-2464341

  Dr. D.N. Singh
Pr. Scientist

Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Banglore-560089


  • Genetic improvement of all tropical fruit crops, vegetable, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops for high yield, better quality and resistance to biotic and a biotic stresses.
  • Standardization of technologies for rapid multiplication using tissue culture and other production technologies including cropping systems, leaf analysis, nutrient and water, root distribution for the above crops.
  • Understanding the ideal environment for crop growth, physiological parameters governing them, biochemical basis of various processes.
  • Studies on prolonging the post harvest storage, methods for new and better quality products, marketing and economics.
  • Working out of management techniques for pests, diseases and weeds.
  • Long term storage of the existing biodiversity by establishing cold storage.
  • Carrying out research on basic aspects of physiology, biotechnology, crop modeling, forecasting and statistics.
  • Participation in Post Graduate training programme
  • Dissemination of technologies to the farming community


Dr. B.N.S. Murthy

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Marikunnu PO, Calicut, Kerala 673 012
Tel: 91-495-2731410
Fax: 91-495-2730294,
Web site:


  • Collection and conservation of germplasm of spices.
  • Characterized and evaluation.
  • Screening of the promising collections for biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Exploitation of desirable traits and development of superior genotypes through intensive breeding program and biotechnological approaches
Dr. K.V. Saji

Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Rae Bareli Road, Post Dilkhusa, Lucknow-226002
Tel:91-522-2480726 (EPABX) 0522-2480735/6/7,
Fax : 91-522-2480738


  Dr. R.L. Yadav
Dr. P.K. Singh (Scientist)

Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi-221305, Uttar Pradesh 
Tel: 91-542-635236, 2635247    
Fax: 91-5443-229007              Website:


  • To plan, organize, conduct and coordinate in exploration and collection of indigenous plant genetic resources of vegetable crops
  • To characterize, evaluate, document and conserve the vegetable crop genetic resources
  • To promote the use of plant genetic resources of vegetable crops
  • To exchange and supply the plant genetic resources to users within permission to NBPGR, New Delhi for vegetable improvement work.
  • Promoting collection and conservation activities of vegetable germplasm under All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement programme
Dr. D. Ram
Dr. Ajay Verma
Institute of Himalayan
Bioresources Technology,
Palampur– 176061,
Himachal Pradesh
Tel: 91-1894-230426
Fax: 91-1894-230433

  Dr. Sanjay Kumar Uniyal

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya,
Jabalpur-482004, Madhya Pradesh
Tel: 91-761-2481658, 2481773
Fax: 91-761-2481389


  Dr. D.K. Mishra
Dr. V K Gour
JN Vyas University of
Tel: 91-291-2722555
Fax: 91-291-2722555

  Dr. NS Shekhawat, Assoc Prof, Deptt. Of Botany

Kerala Agricultural University Thrissur, Kerala -680 656
Tel: 91-487-2370432
Fax: 91-487-2370019
Web site:



M.S. Swaminathan Research
Foundation,3rd Cross Street,
TaramaniInstitutional Area,
Tel:91-44-22541229, 22541698
Fax: 91-44-22541319 website:


    MSSRF’s activities promote a pro-nature, pro-poor and pro-woman orientation to technology development and dissemination

  • Pro-nature: To serve as a centre for research and training for the conservation of biodiversity, with an emphasis on its role in human food and livelihood security.
  • Pro-poor: To add value to the work of the poor and create innovative income opportunities through the blending of traditional and frontier technologies, and to promote the recognition and reward of tribal and rural people for their contributions to the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity.
  • Pro-woman: To catalyse more active participation of women in development, and to enable them to derive full benefit from technological progress.
Ms. Geetha Rani, Gene Bank Manager

Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural & Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan – 313001
Tel: 91-294-2417334
Fax: 91-294-2420447


  • Collection of germplasm and maintenance ex situ
  • Utilization of germplasm for HYV
  • Seed production and distribution 


Dr Iqbal Hussain, ADR and Prof (PB&G)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Distt. Ahmednagar – 413 722, Maharashtra
Tel: 91-2426-243302, 243261,243252
Fax: 91-2426-243302, 02426-243223,227

  • Collection, exploration, evaluation of germplasm
  • Use of wild and genetic resources for crop improvement


Dr. S. J. Gahukar, Biotechnology Centre

Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, 431402, Maharashtra
Tel: 91-2452-223801, 223802, 223803
Fax: 91-2452-223582


  • To provide education in Agriculture, allied sciences and humanities by integrating and coordinating teaching in different faculties and examine the students, confer degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinction.
  • To provide research base to improve the productivity of important agri-horticulture, livestock, fisheries and agri allied activities of Marathwada region through adoptive, basic and applied research for attaining economic self sufficiency.
  • To develop appropriate plans for conservation of natural resources and sustainable use.
  • To undertake and guide extension education programs, first line transfer of technology, extend services of training, conduct demonstrations and develop appropriate communication network.
  • To standardize technologies for crop production, protection, harvesting, marketing, post-harvest utilization as also for livestock, fisheries and allied agro-communities for improving the living status of farmers, farm workers and woman of Marathwada.
  • To provide the necessary production support of nucleus, breeders and foundation seed of important crops of the region and also generate revenue through large farms for sustainable growth of the university.
Dr. K. S. Baig, Cotton Breeder, Cotton Research Station, MB Farm Vidya Nagar, Parbhani-431401

Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology Kumarganj, Faizabad (U.P.)
Tel: 91-5270-262097/ 262161
Fax: 91-5270-262097


  Dr. Y.S. Chauhan Professor Oilseed Breeder

National Botanical Research Institute, CSIR, Rana Pratap Marg,
Lucknow-226001, Uttar Pradesh
Tel:91-522-2205842, 2207255
Fax: 91-522-2205847


  • Collection, conservation, and maintenance of medicinal & agro-forestry tree species and plant bio-diversity including lower plants
  • Maintenance of Digitized Herbaria and database on Biodiversity.
  • Maintenance of field genebank of plants of Indo-Gangetic Plains.
Dr. H.M. Behl, Deputy Director (Scientist G), Area Coordinator

National Bureau of Plant Genetic
Resources, Pusa Campus,
New Delhi– 110 012
Tel: 91-11-25843697
Fax: 91-11-25842295


  • To plan, organize, conduct and coordinate exploration and collection of indigenous and exotic plant genetic resources.
  • To undertake introduction, exchange and quarantine of plant genetic resources.
  • To characterize, evaluate, document and conserve crop genetic resources and promote their use, in collaboration with other national organizations.
  • To develop information network on plant genetic resources.
  • To conduct research, undertake teaching and training, develop guidelines and create public awareness on plant genetic resources.
Dr. Pratibha Brahmi,
National Research Center for Grapes, PB NO.3, Manjri Farm
Post Solapur Road, Pune-412307,

  Dr. G.S. Karibasappa, Senior Scientist

National Research Centre for
Banana, Triuchirapalli-620102,
Tamil Nadu
Fax: 91-431-2618115


  • To undertake the basic and strategic research for developing the technologies to enhance the productivity and the utilization of banana
  • To develop improved cultivars through traditional and biotechnological methods and to conserve the diversity
  • To serve as national repository of germplasm and information related to banana and plantain  and also to disseminate the knowledge to improve the production and productivity
  • To provide leadership and coordinate the network research for generating location specific varieties, technology and for solving specific constraints on banana and plantain production
  • To collaborate with relevant national and international agencies in achieving its objectives
Dr. S Uma

National Research Centre
for Cashew, Puttur 574 202,
DK, Karnataka
Tel: 91-8251-230902 (O)
EPABX: 91-8251-230902, 236490
Fax: 91-8251-234350, 231590,
AICRP Cashew :


  • To conduct mission‑oriented research on all aspects of cashew for improving productivity and quality with special reference to export.
  • To serve as a national repository for cashew germplasm and a clearing house for research information on cashew.
  • To act as centre for training in research methodologies and technology updating of cashew and to coordinate national research projects.
  • To provide consultancy regarding cashew production technology.
  • To generate quality planting material.
  • To collaborate with national and international agencies for achieving the mandate
Dr. M. Gangadhara  Nayak

Principal Scientist (Horticulture)


National Research Centre for Citrus
PB - 464, Shankarnagar
P.O. Nagpur – 440 010
Tel: 91-712-2500813, 2500249, 2500572
Fax: 91-712-2500813


  • To act as a repository of genetic resources and scientific information related to citrus
Dr. I. P. Singh, Senior Scientist

National Research Centre for
Groundnut, PO No 5,
Ivnagar Road,
Junagadh – 362 001
Tel: 91-285-2673041


  • Germplasm management of cultivated ground nut (Arachys hypogeae) and its wild relatives
Dr. K. Rajgopal

National Research Centre for
Medicinal Aromatic Plants,
Boriavi-387310, Anand,
Gujarat, India
Tel: 91-268-2578602 (O)
91-2692-233930 (R)
Fax: 91-268-2578601 Website:http//


  Mr. N.S. Rao Scientist
National Research Centre for
Oil palm, Pedavegi, West Godavari
Distt, Andhra Pradesh, 534 450
Tel: 91-8812-259532
Fax: 91-8812-229531
  • Collection, exploration, evaluation and documentation of germpl
  • To act as national repository for oil palm germplasm
  • To act as national active germplasm centre
  • Development of high yielding, compact and dwarf cultivars
  • Development of nutritional superior cultivars
Dr. R.K. Mathur
National Research Centre
for Onion Garlic, Pune (M.H.)

  Dr. Anil Khar

National Research Centre for
Sorghum, Hyderabad
Tel: 91-40-24015349,24015225
Fax: 91-40-24016378 Website:


  • One of the National Active Germplasm Sites and act as a national repository for sorghum genetic resources
Dr. M. Elangovan

National Research Centre for
Soybean, Khandwa Road,
Indore – 452017,
Madhya Pradesh
Tel: 91-731-2362835,2364879
Ext 119
Fax: 91-731-2470520,,


  • Collection, characterization, evaluation, documentation and management of soybean genetic resources
  • Pre-breeding and germplasm enhancement
  • To carryout the functions of NAGS of Soybean


Dr. Ch. Bharadwaj

National Research Centre for
Weed Science, Majarajpur,
Tel: 91-761-2353101
Fax: 91-761-2353129 Website:


  Dr. A.K. Gogoi Principal Scientist

National Research Centre of
Rapeseed Mustard, Bharatpur (Raj.)


  Dr. A.K. Misra

National Research Centre on
Seed Spices, Tabiji,
Ajmer– 305206,


Dr. S.K.Malhotra

NBPGR Regional Station, CRRI
Campus, Cuttack,
Orissa- 753006
Tel: 91-671-2367582
Fax: 91-671-2367582


  • Exploration and collection of plant genetic resources from Orissa, adjoining Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal
  • Characterization and preliminary evaluation of assembled germplasm
  • Conducting multilocation trail as well as station trial for evaluation
  • Documentation of germplasm
  • Conservation in MTS
  • Maintenance of germplasm in Field Genebanks
  • Germplasm supply
Dr. D.P. Patel

NBPGR Regional Station, Bhowali, Nainital, Uttaranchal
Tel: 91-5942-220027
Fax: 91-5942-220027


  • Plant Exploration and collection of landrace diversity in agri-horticultural crops, lesser- known, underutilized, endemic species particularly of medicinal and aromatic value from Kumaon and Garhwal Himalayas of Uttaranchal
  • Maintain and evaluate germplasm collections of crops suited to this region, particularly wheat, barley, beans, fruits, vegetables, wild economically useful plant, rare, endangered and several medicinal and aromatic plants.
  • Field screening of wheat and barley germplasm for diseases under natural epiphytotic conditions and identification of resistant donors.
  • Collection of data and cataloguing of information 
Dr. K.S. Negi

NBPGR Regional Station,
C/o CAZRI, Jodhpur,
Tel: 91-291-2400101


  • Build up of PGR through explorations independently or in collaboration with other organizations and introduction of germplasm from isoclimatic regions and introduction of germplasm from isoclimatic regions of the world suited to and/ semi-arid environments
  • Characterization, preliminary evaluation, identification of accessions for specific/desired traits and maintenance of germplasm of indigenous and exotic agri-horticultural crops and economic plants
  • Conservation of germination of arid/semi-arid region for long-term in National Gene Bank (NGB) at NBPGR, New Delhi
  • Documentation and cataloguing of germplasm for dissemination of information among users
  • Supply of germplasm to researchers/ farmers and other indentors for its utilization
Dr N.K. Dwivedi Principal Scientist

NBPGR Regional Station,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Tel- 91-40-24015478
Fax- 91-40-24014072


  • To plan, organize, conduct and co-ordinate explorations and collection of indigenous plant genetic resources in the south-east costal zone of India
  • To characterize, evaluate, document and conserve crop genetic resources of black gram, brinjal, chillies and tomato
  • To examine germplasm under exchange for the presence of pests and pathogens and also salvage healthy material from infected/ infested/ contaminated samples
  • To conduct supporting research on seed health and plant quarantine problems and develop and conduct PGR awareness programmes.
Dr KS Varaprasad

NBPGR Regional Station, Phagli,
Shimla – 171 004,
Himachal Pradesh


  • Collection, characterization, evaluation, documentation, conservation and supply of agri-horticultural crops of N.W. Himalayas
  • Collection, characterization, evaluation, documentation, conservation and supply of pseudocereals, pulses of N.W. Himalayas
Dr. V.D. Verma Principal Scientist

NBPGR Regional Station, Plandu,
Ranchi, Jharkhand
Tel: 91-651-2260681
Fax: 91-651-2260681,


  • To plan, undertake explorations for collection of germplasm of agri-horticultural crops, medicinal plants and wild weedy relatives
  • Characterization and field conservation of horticultural and perennial M&A plants and economic plants
Dr. VK Gupta Senior Scientist

NBPGR Regional Station, Regional Station, Akola
Tel: 91-724-2258816
Fax: 91-724-2258067


  • Augmentation of germplasm through indigenous and exotic sources
  • Preliminary evaluation of germplasm and conducting co-ordinated trials
  • Identification of donor sources and their multiplication for further testing
  • Maintenance of active collection in the MTS
  • Seed Distribution for utilization in the crop improvement programme
Dr. N. Dikshit, Scientist (SG)

NBPGR Regional Station,
Regional Station,
Thrissur –680 656,
Tel: 91-487-2370499
Fax: 91-487-2372589,


  • Exploration and collection of old cultivars, wild and weedy relatives of the principal crops indigenous to the southern region, either through crop-specific missions or in collaboration with State Agricultural Universities in the region or crop based institutes under the ICAR.
  • Maintenance, characterisation, evaluation, conservation and documentation of crops suited to the humid tropics of India.
  • Supply of germplasm accessions to user agencies for crop improvement work.
Dr. Z Abraham, Officer In charge

Pusa Campus,
New Delhi – 110 012


  Ms. Madhu Bala
Participatory Rural Development
Foundation, Gorakhpur
Tel: 91-551-2284003, 2284008
Fax: 91-551-2289090,

  Dr. R.C.

Pulses and Oilseed Research
Station, PO- Berhampore,
Dist- Murshidabad,
West Bengal,742 101
Tel: 91-3482-251445

Category-State Deptt

  • To evolve/identify high yielding varieties for different agro-climatic zones of West Bengal/Eastern India under both favourable as well as under stress (both aboitic and biotic) situations
  • To evolve varieties with higher protein quality in pulse crop and higher oil along with better fatty acid composition in oilseeds.
  • Exploration, collection, evaluation and Ex-situ conservation of germplasm  (local cultivars, land races and wild types) of both pulses and oilseeds in short term as well as field gene bank.
  • To formulate optimum agronomic packages for maximization of yield under different Agro-situations of the State
  • To identify commonly occurring damaging pest and diseases and eco friendly insect, fungus, bacteria and virus to formulate their judicious control measures.
  • To organize on farm demonstration trials in farmers’ plot for quick dissemination of up to date technology.
  • Collection and identification of improved strains of different kinds of beneficial microbial organism and their mass production for dissemination to farmer’s field.
  •  To improve yield of both Pulses and Oilseeds utilizing effective strains of biofertilizer
  • Promotion of sustainable development of underutilized pulse and oilseed crops
  • To disseminate the technology through monthly colloquium and training meeting to train up the extension personnel to cater to the needs of the farmers in one hand and to receive field problem to formulate Research programmes for solution on the other and to exploit the mass media for dissemination of our findings to the farmers.
  • Production and distribution of quality  seeds of different categories of improved cultivars to the different seed agencies and farmers.
Dr. S.Gupta, Joint Director of Agriculture (Pulse)


Dr. R. Sadhukhan

Punjab Agriculture University,
Ludhiana, Punjab
Tel: 91-161-2401444,2401960
Ext. 270
Fax: 91-161-2401444


  • Maintenance of active collection of wild relatives of crop plants
  • Evaluation of wild germplasm of wheat, rice and pulses for biotic stresses, abiotic stresses, quality and productivity traits for the identification of potential donors
  • Diversity analysis of the wild germplasm of wheat and rice using molecular marker
  • Utilization of the wild species for introgression of useful variability into cultivated germplasm using various chromosome manipulation techniques
  • Molecular mapping of the introgressed alien genes/QTLs
Dr. Praveen Chhuneja Asstt. Geneticist, Dept. of Plant Breeding & Genetics & Biotech
  • The germplasm collected and maintained would be utilized to induce genetic variability, exploitation of desirable traits and development of superior genotypes through intensive breeding program.
Economic Botanist-III

Rajasthan Agricultural University,
Beechwal, Bikaner – 334006,
Tel: 91-151-2251513(O),


  • Maintenance, multiplication and conservation of all crop varieties released by the university
  • Genetic characterization of released variety through RFLP
  • Production of nucleus/breeders seed of different crop varieties of state/national importance
Dr. PR Kothari, Additional Director (Research Germplasm)
Rajendra Agricultural University,
Bihar Pusa (samastipur)-848125

  Dr. V.K.Shahi Professor
Rice Research Station, Bankura,
PO-Bankura, 722 102,
West Bengal

Category-State Deptt
  Officer Incharge
Rubber Research Institute,
Rubber Board PO, Kottayam,
686 009
Tel: 91-481-2353323

Category-Ministry Of Commerce
  • To conserve, characterize and evaluate the genetic resources of Hevea
  • To identify sources of genes for yield and yield contributing traits, resistance to biotic (diseases) and abiotic (cold / drought ) stresses, improved timber quantity and quality
  • To utilize the desirable accessions identified for crop improvement, and simultaneously broadening the genetic base
Dr. Y Annamma Varghese, Deputy Director, Germplasm Division, RRII and Dr. Jayashree Madhavan, Scientist S3, Germplasm Division

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology, Shalimar Campus, Srinagar-191121, Jammu & Kashmir
Tel: 91-194-2461103 (O)
Fax: 91-194-2461103

  • Complete and Comprehensive surveying and inventorying PGRFA in the regions of   J&K.
  • Conservation of the local diversity of agri-horticultural plants of the regions of Jammu & Kashmir
  • Using the local diversity for development of sustainable agri-horticultural sector of the State.
  • Developing new markets for local varieties and diversity rich products.
  • Evaluation of ethnic foods and under utilized crop plants of the region for introduction as substitute food plants for their development and better use.
  • Improving education and training on the conservation and utilization of local genetic resources of crops and their wild relatives.
  • Promoting awareness in the local people on the value of  PGRFA conservation and use
Dr. N.A.Zeerak
State Agriculture Farm, Madhalenagar, PO- Makdunpur, Nadia-732103,
West Bengal
Tel: 91-3512-252352,033-268762484
Fax: 91-33-26861149

Category-State Deptt

Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641 007
Tel: 91-422-2472621
Fax: 91-422-2472923               Website:


  • Breeding of superior sugarcane varieties/genotypes having higher sugar productivity as well as sustainability and to assist State sugarcane breeding programmes
  • To conduct basic and strategic researches on crop improvement, production and protection aspects of sugarcane cultivation
  • Collection, maintenance, evaluation, documentation and conservation of sugarcane/ Saccharum species genetic resources
  • Effecting technology transfer, consultancy and human resource development in the areas of sugarcane agricultural research
Dr. A. Suganya
Sugarcane Research Station, Bethuadahari, PO- Bethuadahari, Distt Nandia, West Bengal, 741126
Tel: 91-3474-255353

Category-State Deptt
  • To evolve varieties with high sugar content and short duration
  • To evolve varieties suitable for different agro-climatic zones of West Bengal
Dr. Rajib Das, Assistant Botanist

Tamil Nadu Agril University,
Coimbatore 641 003,
Tamil Nadu
Tel: 91-422-5511329
Fax: 91-422-5511415,


  • Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for breeding programme.
  • Conservation in MTS
  • Morphological and molecular characterization of PGR
  • Documentation and evaluation of plant genetic resources
Dr. JR Kannan Bapu, Professor (Genetics)

Tropical Botanical Garden
and Research Institute,
Pacha Palode
P.O. Karimancode,
Tel: 91-472-2869226, 2869626, 2869628
Fax: 91-472-2869646,


  • Ex-situ conservation and the sustainable utilization of the Wild Flora of Western Ghats
Dr. N. Mohanan, Scientist E1

University of Agricultural Sciences,
Bangalore- 560 065
23330153 (Ext. 348)
Fax: 91-080-23620795,


  • Collection, maintenance and evaluation of local and exotic germplasm lines for the genetic improvement of Rice, Finger millet, Minor millets, Groundnut, Sesame, Mustard, Sunflower, Niger, Castor, Redgram, Chickpea, Cowpea, Horsegram, Mungbean, Urdbean, Sugarcane, Tobacco, Chilli, Medicinal Plants, Mango, Sapota, Guava, Cardamom, Cashew and Under Exploited Crops like Grain Amaranthus, Rice bean etc.
Dr. A. Manjunath,

Professor and Univ. Head,

Department of Genetics and  Plant Breeding


University of Madras, Guindy,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 91-44-25361055/25361074
Fax: 91-44-22353309/22352494

  Dr. K. Murgasen

UPASI Tea Research Foundation,
Tea Research Institute,
Nirar Dam BPO, Valparai,
Coimbatore Distt.,
Tamilnadu- 642 127
Tel: 91-4253-235301/235303/235229

  • Acting as national active germplasm site for tea
  • Collection, evaluation and documentation
  • Maintenance, multiplication, and supply of germplasm
  • Development of varieties and germplasm
  • Dissemination of technologies to the planters community regarding multiplication and maintenance
  • Production and distribution of vegetative cutting and seeds to the planters
Dr. S Babu, Sr. Plant Breeder
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalya,
P.O. Pundibari,
Dist. Coach Bihar– 236165,
West Bengal
Tel: 91-3582-270242, 270246,
Fax: 91-3582-270242,
270246, 270143

  Dr. Pratik Satya

Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi
Anusandhan Shala, Almora
Tel: 91-5962-230278/230060
Fax: 91-5962/231539
Website: http//


  Dr. V. Mahajan, Pr. Scientist
Zonal Drought Resistant
Paddy Research Station,
PO- Vivakanandanagar,
Distt- Purlia, 723147
Tel: 91-3252-280191

Category-State Deptt
  Officer Incharge