The experimental farm 117 hectares have a cultivated land of 60.5 hectares. The farm is divided into 15 blocks with well bunded and leveled plots for field experiments in different rice ecologies. A plot of 0.8 hectare has been modified to develop an eco-friendly sustainable fish-farming system to help rice farmers of rainfed intermediate and semi-deep lands.
An administrative cum- laboratory block, an engineering complex, a farm section complex and an annex of gene bank to support 12 research divisions/sections.
CRRI has 10 net-houses for conducting experiments under controlled conditions in all most all research disciplines and tanks for simulating different rice growing situations to support basic and strategic research needs. Institute has well equipped conference hall, committee room and an auditorium. It possesses a well-established library having more than 8,400 books, more than 77,000 periodicals, journals & other miscellaneous publications and 152 Doctoral Dissertation.
CRRI has established a Info-highway unit during 1996 with an objective to create databases, to provide library services for literature search around the globe, to facilitate e-mail services, to provide computer training to Institute personnel and to develop networking facilities at the Institute.
To involve in location specific research on rainfed rice, two substations, Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station ( CRURRS) at Hazaribagh, Bihar in 1984 and Regional Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Station (RRLRRS) at Gerua, Assam in 1997 have been established to tackle the problems. Further, for self-propelling the technology transfer, two Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are functioning under this Institute at Santhapur, Cuttack districts of Orissa and another under CRURRS at Jainagar, Koderma district of Jharkhand.