Address: Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi
Basic, strategic and anticipatory research in field and horticultural crops for enhanced productivity and quality.
Research in frontier areas to develop resource use efficient integrated crop management technologies for sustainable agricultural production system.
Serve as centre for academic excellence in the areas of post-graduate and human resources development in agricultural science.
Provide national leadership in agricultural research, education, extension and technology assessment and transfer by developing new concepts and approaches and serving as a national referral point for quality and standards.
Emphasize utilization of global plant genetic resources, including conservation of agriculturally important microbial, cyanobacterial and insect resources, to produce efficient, productive and stable genotypes of crops, especially hybrids and improve bioenergenetics.
Generate Knowledge related to the processes of production and productivity of agricultural crops leading to the development of research philosophies, concepts, methodologies, materials and technologies.
Develop and use systems approach, crop modelling, bioindicators, nuclear tools, remote sensing and GIS to achieve greater understanding of the production systems, the resources, the environment and their sustainability and modify them to reduce the environmental and human health risks to make them more sustainable in the context of holistic ecological and socio-economic systems
Pay greater attention to the problems of agriculture under unfavourable conditions and to orphan commodities.
Foster excellence in agriculture related to basic and social sciences, strengthen synergism between traditional knowledge and modern science, and harness management sciences and communication systems for improving overall efficiency.