AICRP on Vegetable Crops- The Largest Network in Vegetable Research

All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on vegetable crops (VC) was started during the IVth five-year plan in 1970-71, to provide a national grid for multi-location testing of the vegetable technologies developed by various research institutes and state agricultural universities. The headquarter of the project was at the Division of Vegetable Crops, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi and the Project Coordinator (Vegetable Crops) joined the project in July 1971. During 1986, level of the project was elevated to the Project Directorate. Further, in a significant development during 1992, headquarter of the directorate was shifted from IARI, New Delhi to the present day Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR) at Varanasi. In a significant development, in eleventh five-year plan the NSP(Vegetables) was merged with AICRP(VC).

Presently the AICRP Vegetable Crops is a network of 36 regular and 18 voluntary centres. The network is headed by the Project Coordinator and its headquarter functions from IIVR main campus. The AICRP centers are located in different agro-climatic zones of the country. The centers in the network include ICAR institutes, central institutes, state agricultural and traditional universities and a few other public and private research organizations. The main function of AICRP-VC is to provide a national level platform for multi-location testing of the vegetable technologies developed by various research institutes and state agricultural universities to identify region specific recommendations.


 
Dr. Major Singh

Project Co-ordinator: Dr. Major Singh (AICRP on Vegetable Crops )
Indian Institute of Vegetable Research
P.B. No. 1., P.O. Jakhini (Shahanshahpur)
Varansai - 221 305,Uttar Pradesh

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