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Brief history

         The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) was established in 1916 as Central Coconut Research Station, and was later taken over by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ICAR formed CPCRI in 1970 by merging Central Coconut Research Stations at Kasaragod and Kayamkulam as well as Central Arecanut Research Station, Vittal and its five substations at Palode (Kerala), Kannara (Kerala), Hirehalli (Karnataka), Mohitnagar (West Bengal) and Kahikuchi (Assam). The research centers of CPCRI for spices, cashew, oil palm and coastal agriculture were upgraded to independent institutes and directorates. At present, CPCRI focuses on research in coconut, arecanut and cocoa. The headquarters of the institute is situated at Kasaragod, Kerala and the two regional stations are at Kayamkulum (Kerala) and Vittal (Karnataka). There are three research centres under the Institute viz., Mohitnagar (West Bengal), Kahikuchi (Assam) and Kidu (Karnataka). Besides, there are two KVKs (Kasaragod and Kayamkulam) under the Institute. All India Co-ordinated Coconut and Arecanut Improvement Project (AICCAIP) started functioning from 1972 at CPCRI, Kasaragod and later renamed as All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Palms in 1986. The AICRP has 15 centres on coconut, four on arecanut, eight on oil palmThe Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) was established in 1916 as Central Coconut Research Station, and was later taken over by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ICAR formed CPCRI in 1970 by merging Central Coconut Research Stations at Kasaragod and Kayamkulam as well as Central Arecanut Research Station, Vittal and its five substations at Palode (Kerala), Kannara (Kerala), Hirehalli (Karnataka), Mohitnagar (West Bengal) and Kahikuchi (Assam). The research centers of CPCRI for spices, cashew, oil palm and coastal agriculture were upgraded to independent institutes and directorates. At present, CPCRI focuses on research in coconut, arecanut and cocoa. The headquarters of the institute is situated at Kasaragod, Kerala and the two regional stations are at Kayamkulum (Kerala) and Vittal (Karnataka). There are four research centres under the Institute viz., Mohitnagar (West Bengal), Kahikuchi (Assam), Kidu (Karnataka) and Minicoy (Lakshadweep). Besides, there are two KVKs (Kasaragod and Kayamkulam) under the Institute. All India Co-ordinated Coconut and Arecanut Improvement Project (AICCAIP) started functioning from 1972 at CPCRI, Kasaragod and later renamed as All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Palms in 1986. The AICRP has 15 centres on coconut, four on arecanut, eight on oil palm and two on palmyrah.

 

Former Directors And Project Coordinators

 

Directors 

Name

From

 To

Dr. K. V. Ahamed Bavappa

01-05-1970

22-01-1977

Dr. M. C. Nambiar

23-01-1977

17-07-1977

Dr. N. M. Nayar

18-07-1977

08-02-1982

Dr. K. V. Ahamed Bavappa

09-02-1982

31-02-1987

Dr. M. K. Nair

01-04-1987

31-08-1997

Dr. K. U. K. Nampoothiri

01-09-1997

31-12-2000

Dr. V. Rajagopal

01-01-2001

31-03-2006

Dr. George V Thomas

01.04.2006 31.08.2014

Project Coordinators

Name

From

To

Dr. K. V. Ahamed Bavappa

1972

1976

Dr. N. M. Nayar

1977

1978

Mr. Satyabalan

1980

1981

Dr. N. G. Pilliai, In-Charge

1981

1982

Dr. P. Rethinam

1982

1988

Dr. M. K. Nair, Director (Addl. Charge)

1989

1993

Dr. E. V. V. Bhaskar Rao

1994

1995

Dr. M. K. Nair, Director (Addl. Charge)

1995 May

1996 September

Dr. V. Rajagopal, HOD (PB& PHT), In-Charge

1996 October

1997 July

Dr. M. K. Nair, Director (Addl. Charge)

1997 July

1997 August

Dr. K. U. K. Nampoothiri, Director (Addl. Charge)

1997 October

1998 November

Dr. H. Hameed Khan

1998 November

2003 August

Dr. S. Arulraj 2003 September 2011 April

 



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