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Indian Institute of Pulses Research

Indian Institute of Pulses Research


ABOUT US: Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), info@iipr.ernet.in, is a national institute established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to carry out basic strategic and applied research on major pulse crops. Besides generating basic knowledge and material, the Institute also develops appropriate production and protection technologies, production and supply of breeder seeds of improved varieties, demonstration and transfer of technologies and strategic coordination of pulse research through wide network of testing centers across the country.

The Institute has got high level of expertise in different disciplines such as soil science, microbiology, biochemistry, etc. The Institute laboratories are well equipped with modern analytical instruments such as AAS, Auto analyzer, Gas Chromatograph, HPLC, etc., for precise analysis of soil, manures, plants, and water quality attributes. For maintaining high soil productivity levels without any adverse impact on soil and plant quality characteristics, it is prerequisite to pre-determine the quality of soil, manures and water, the three major inputs identified along with chemical fertilizers to sustain high yield of crops on long-term basis. It is therefore essential that the information regarding the technologies developed recently for the precise and accurate analysis of soil, plant, manures and water are disseminated among the scientific and developmental workers, engaged actively in the field of agriculture.

ACTIVITIES: Multidisciplinary research of both applied and basic nature in conducted under four divisions viz., Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection and Physiology, Biochemistry & Microbiology. These are well complemented by the units of Agricultural Extension, Statistics and Computer Application, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Engineering. To cater to the needs of the Institute's activities and mandate, service units such as Farm Management, Library & Informatics, ARIS Cell, Hindi Cell, Art & Reprography and Publication & Documentation are in place.

RESEARCH: Pulse Seed Village - Chickpea and lentil are the major pulses of rabi season and are grown in about 58 per cent of total cultivated area in the cluster of three villages namely Helapur, Kaluriteer and Amirita under Hamirpur district in rainfed mono-cropping and partial irrigated double-cropping situation. Pigeonpea is also important kharif season pulse crop of these villages.

Rural entrepreneurship through value addition - A new activity was initiated to promote value addition at the local level and generate self employment especially in rural area, Self Help Group (SHG) of eleven members was formed in Helapur village for promoting IIPR Mini Dal Mill and Dal Processing machine in participatory mode.

Bio-control of pod borer through neem seed kernel extract - In order to generate appropriate, profitable, environmentally safe, sustainable and cost effective technology to reduce the damage of pests and also to augment productivity, eco-friendly methods of pest management on the basis of integrated pest management principles were assessed in farmers' field.

Development and popularization of Model Seed System (s) for quality seed production of major legumes to ensure seed sufficiency at village level (ISOPOM Project) : The project is implemented among 103 farmers spread across six villages namely, Mauhar, Dadankheda, Pahur, Alipur, Korshum and Palikheda in the Malwan block of Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh during the rabi season 2006-07. Three varieties of pulses namely, KWR 108, DCP 92-3, JG 16, have been used under model seed system. Under this project, community mobilization activities were taken up to sensitize the participating farmers about the significance of quality seed production at the village level to enhance pulses productivity in the region and to augment farmers' income and socio-economic status.

Rastriya Kisan mela and exhibition : Kisan mela-cum-Exhibition are organized. This mela features the different aspects on agriculture, horticulture, soil conservation, etc. Participating farmers show keen interest in Technology Park developed by the institute and interacted actively in the scientist-farmers interface. More than 600 farmers from Kanpur, Hamirpur, Kannauj, Raibareilly, Fatehpur, Unnao, Hardoi, Jalaun participate in this mela.

EXTENSION:  Agricultural Extension section is mandated for conducting researches on conducting impact assessment of farmer participatory programme, documentation of various indigenous knowledge being followed by the farmers and stakeholder analysis in pulses research and development and transfer of pulse technology to increase pulses productivity with increased profitability and stability of the production system. Moreover, this section is also implementing Model Seed System(s) and mega seed system for ensuring seed sufficiency at village level with farmers' participatory approach. Besides this, the section is also delivering the services like information exchange and communication services to farmers, farmwoman, rural youth, extension professionals and development workers by organizing farmers' day, field days, training for farmers and extension officers and participating in the kisan mela.

 

 

ADDRESS:   Director, Indian Institute of Pulses Research

                    Kanpur: 208024, India

                    Phone: 0512 - 2572464-65, 2572012, 2573761

                    Fax: 0512, 2572582

 

LINKS: (i) http://www.icar.org.in, (ii) http://www.fao.org/, (iii) http://www.icrisat.org/, (iv) http://www.icarda.org/

 

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