Address: Directorate of Rice Development, 5th Floor, 'G' Wing, Karpuri Thakur Sadan, Ashiana Digha Road, Patna, Bihar
During the 3rd Five Year Plan, the Govt. of India established Regional Extension Unit for extension of latest Production Technology of Rice Crop in the country. The Regional Extension Unit for the Rice was initially established at Hyderabad in the Directorate of Oil Seeds Development. In 1969, as per the decision of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, the Regional Extension Unit was converted as Directorate of Rice Development on 1st Jan 1970 with its HQ at Patna. The Office of Regional Extension Unit at Hyderabad was made sub-office of this new Directorate at Patna and continued to function up to 31-3-1996. The Commodity Development Directorates including the Directorate of Rice Development were recognized vide Ministry of Agriculture letter no. 36-8/86/CA.III dated 21-6-1995.
After the reorganization of all the Commodity Development Directorates, uniform staffing pattern was adopted and also the function of these Directorates was modified keeping in view the latest crop production technology.
Functions and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of Directorate of Rice Development are listed below :
To assist the Dept. of Agriculture & Co-Operation to plan, to co-ordinate and to monitor the Rice Crop Development Programmes at the national level and recommend measures to improve Rice Production.
To assist the states/union territories to plan, formulate and implement the Rice Development Programmes to increase production and productivity.
To interact with national and state institutions in planning the production of rice seeds.
To liaise with State Agricultural Universities and ICAR Research Institutions for organizing Training Courses on improved Cereal Crops Production Technologies.
To have closer interaction/co-ordination with the Directorate of Rice Research, Central Rice Research Institute and other Regional Research Centres of ICAR and State Agricultural Universities.etc.