Research Programmes & Services

  • The RBGRC is mainly engaged in the rice breeding programme of IARI targeting both basmati and non-basmati rice improvement.
  • The Centre carries out hybridizations to the tune of about 1050 crosses every year
  • Several thousands of breeding lines spread across different generations are advanced
  • Marker assisted improvement of rice varieties for various biotic and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Students research experiments are regularly supported
  • Rice hybrid development using cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) and temperature sensitive genic male sterility (TGMS) systems
  • Test evaluations of hybrid crosses, male sterile line development, maintenance breeding and grow-out tests.
  • Centre maintains about 1500 rice germplasm which is added with new accessions every year.