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Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR) is a national institute established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to carry out basic, strategic and applied research on major pulse crops. Besides, generating basic knowledge and material, the Institute also develops appropriate production and protection technologies, production and supply of breeder seeds of improved varieties, demonstrations and transfer of technologies and coordination of pulse research through wide network of testing centres across the country.

2.1 Mission

The primary mission of the Institute is to explore new frontiers of research which may result into the development of appropriate technologies for pulse production and protection which must be effectively productive, ecofriendly, sustainable, economically profitable and socially equitable.

2.2 Mandate

  • To act as national centre for basic and applied research on pulse crops.
  • To monitor, guide and coordinate research on pulses in the country .
  • To impart training to scientists and extension workers engaged in pulses research and development
  • To foster national and international collaborations for exchange of views and material
  • To disseminate information on latest pulses production technology
  • To serve as an information bank on different aspects of pulses for strategic planning.
  • To extend consultancy services and expertise.

2.3 Objectives

  • To plan and execute various research programmes
  • To develop the appropriate production and protection technologies related to different crops.
  • To develop the improved varieties of different pulse crops.
  • To develop efficient pulse based cropping system for diversification.
  • To disseminate the latest technology to increase the pulse production in the country.
  • To develop programmes on national and international collaboration.

2.4 Organizational Structure

The Head of the Institute is Director, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur. There is Head for each of four divisions i.e. Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection, Crop Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. The Project Coordinators for chickpea, pigeonpea and MULLaRP are also part of the organization. The faculty comprises several senior level scientists who are supported by a number of technical, administrative and supporting personnel. Administrative, auxiliary and supporting personnel help in attaining Institute’s mandated research, programme and activities. Following is the organogram of Institute’s organizational structure.

2.5 Programmes and activities

a. Research programmes
  • Genetic enhancement for yield and quality
  • Cropping system research
  • Integrated pest management
  • Integrated nutrient and water management
  • Crop modeling
  • Plant genetic resources
  • On farm research and informatics
  • Post harvest technologies
  • Biotechnological intervention
b. Transfer of Technology

The extension unit of the institute coordinates the transfer of technology programmes of the institute. It organizes the field demonstrations, farmers- scientist meet, krishi mela and other activities. The aim of transfer of technology programmes is to promote client oriented on-farm research and technology assessment, refinement and transfer through participatory approaches and by promoting the institute village linkage programmes.

c. Human Resources Development

The institute imparts on-hand training to farmers, extension workers and State Government officials regarding the latest technology of pulse production and protection. Training programmes for young researchers in the form of Summer Institute are also organized from time to time. Need based training programmes for farmers, researchers and extension personals are also organized by the Institute.

2.6 Infrastructure and logistics

The Institute has well developed 84 ha research farm. A weather controlled green house complex as a post entry quarantine facility has been operational to screen exotic germplasm for intercepting seed borne viruses. In addition, screening facilities against major insect pests and diseases of pulse crops have been developed. Rainout shelter to screen genotypes against drought, well equipped laboratories, medium term germplasm storage, weather observatory, library, seminar hall, farmer’s guest house, museum etc. have been created. A containment facility for transgenic evaluation has been developed at the Institute. The computer cell provides facilities for database management, documentation and statistical analyses. The library houses exhaustive literature on pulse crops besides CAB abstracting on CD-ROM. The Institute has a sanctioned strength of 82 scientists besides 75 technical and 87 supporting personnel.

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