Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR)

All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops (AICRP-VC) was established by the ICAR in the year 1971 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi keeping in view of the importance of vegetables in the country.

To further boost systematic vegetable research in the country a full-fledged Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR) was established in 1999 at Varanasi. AICRP-VC was also continued with its headquarter at IIVR and a chain of AICRP centres located in different agro-climatic regions of the country.

Vegetable research was given impetus through establishment of AICRP on vegetable crops during 1971 at IARI, New Delhi with the responsibilities of coordinating and monitoring of vegetable research programes in the country

  • Basic, strategic and applied research to enhance and sustain productivity, monitor quality and utilization of vegetable crops.
  • Repository of vegetable crops, genetic resources and scientific information.
  • Transfer of technology, capacity building and impact assessment of technologies.
At present ICAR-IIVR has research programs on altogether 42 vegetables with major focus on tomato, brinjal and chilli in Solanaceous vegetables; peas, French bean and cowpea in Leguminous vegetables; cauliflower and cabbage in cruciferous vegetables; bitter gourd, ash gourd, pumpkin, pointed gourd, muskmeleon, bottle gourd, sponge gourd, ridge gourd and cucumber in cucurbitaceous vegetables; okra in malvaceous vegetables and radish and carrot in root vegetables.

  • Major Areas Of Research
  • Mapping and tagging of genes for useful traits
  • Breeding of vegetable varieties for premium traits
  • Germplasm collection, evaluation and maintenance
  • Major Areas Of Research
  • Water management
  • Soil science
  • Agronomy
  • Major Areas Of Research
  • Plant bacteriology
  • Fungal pathology
Contact Details

Indian Institute of Vegetable Research
Post Bag No. 01; P. O. Jakhini (Shahanshapur)
Varanasi - 221 305, Uttar Pradesh, India

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