The institute not
only played a key role in ushering the country of an ear of green revolution
heading to self-sufficiency in food grain supply in about 25 years from its
inception, but also brought glory to the national by providing research support
in rice to become the second largest exporter of rice in the world in the recent
The goal is to improve the
income and quality of life of rice farmers in India.
applied and adaptive research on crop improvement and resource management for
increasing and stabilizing rice productivity in different rice ecosystems with
special emphasis on rainfed ecosystems and the related abiotic stresses.
appropriate technology through applied research for increasing and sustaining
productivity and income from rice and rice-based cropping/farming systems in
all the ecosystems in view of decline in per capita availability of land.
evaluation, conservation and exchange of rice germplasm and distribution of
improved plant materials to different national and regional research centres.
technology for integrated pest, disease and nutrient management for various
Characterization of rice environment in the country and evaluation of
physical, biological, socio-economic and institutional constraints to rice
production under different agro-ecological conditions and in farmersí
situations and develop remedial measures for their amelioration.
database on rice ecology, ecosystems, farming situations and comprehensive
rice statistics for the country as a whole in relation to their potential
productivity and profitability.
training to rice research workers, trainers and subject matter/extension
specialists on improved rice production and rice-based cropping and farming
Collect and maintain
information on all aspects of rice and rice-based cropping and farming systems
in the country.