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List of All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP)

A significant development in the field of agricultural research in India is the formulation of All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRPs), initially for the improvement of agricultural crops, but later extended to all aspects of crop husbandry. The first AICRP was started at the Institute on maize in 1957 with the active collaboration of the Rockefeller Foundation. A novel feature of this programme is that the central research institutes as well as agricultural universities and State Departments of Agriculture were brought to work together as a team to resolve research problems of the crop at national level. IARI's leadership role has been pivotal for the growth of the National Coordinated Centres for a large number of All India Coordinated Programmes of ICAR. The coordinated programmes on wheat, maize, vegetables, seeds and agronomy, previously under the control of IARI, were upgraded to the status of Project Directorates. Almost all the coordinated projects which had their origin in IARI have been moved out and relocated in different parts of the country. At present, however, the Institute serves as the headquarters/centre of the following coordinated research projects:

Project Head Quarters

Project NameProject/Network CoordinatorDivision
All India Coordinated Project on NematodesDr. R. K. JainNematology
All India Coordinated Research Project on FloricultureDr. K. P. SinghFloriculture & Landscaping
All India Network Project on Pesticide ResiduesDr. K. K. SharmaAgricultural Chemicals

National Centres functioning at IARI under All India Coordinated Research projects

Project NamePrincipal InvestigatorDivision
All India Network project on Biofertilizers (Erstwhile All India Coordinated Research Project on Biological Nitrogen Fixation)Dr. Radha PrasannaMicrobiology
All India Coordinated Project on Long Term Fertilizer ExperimentsDr. B. S. DwivediSoil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
All India Coordinated Research Project on Soil Test Crop Response CorrelationsDr. B. M. SharmaSoil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
All India Network Project on Pesticide ResiduesDr. Irani MukherjeeAgricultural Chemicals
All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture

Dr. Kanwar Pal Singh

Floriculture&Landscaping &
R.S. Katrain

All India Coordinated Research Project on Renewable Energy Sources for Agriculture and Agro-based IndustriesDr. Navindu GuptaEnvironmental Sciences
All India Coordinated Research Project on Sub-Tropical FruitsDr. S. K. SinghFruits and Horticultural Technology
All India Coordinated Research Project on N.S.P. (Crops)

Dr. M. Dadlani

Seed Science and Technology &
R. S. Karnal

All India Coordinated Research Project on SoybeanDr. K. AnnapurnaMicrobiology