To develop high yielding, early maturing and
blast resistant varieties of rice for irrigated and rainfed
ecosystems of the State.
To develop high yielding, drought tolerant,
yellow & brown rust, loose smut and powdery mildew resistant
varieties of wheat for early, timely and late sown conditions of the
To develop integrated nutrient & pest
management practices for rice and rice based cropping systems.
To develop improved agronomic practices for
rice and wheat cultivation in different zones.
To identify genetic stocks having proven
sources of resistance to major diseases, insect pests and desirable
quality components of rice and wheat.
To develop management strategies for important
diseases of rice and wheat.
To produce nucleus and breeder seed of rice
and wheat varieties released by the centre.