AICRP on Palms

The XXIV Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project on Palms is scheduled to be held from 26-29 May, 2015 at CCARI, Goa

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Project Coordinator : Dr. Maheswarappa H.P

The All India Coordinated Research Project on Palms was started in 1972. At present, the AICRP is implemented in 21 Centre’s located in twelve State Agricultural Universities and one Central Institute.

Mandate

To identify, conserve and utilize elite genetic resources for useful traits in palms from different agro-climatic regions and to evaluate performance of varieties/hybrids under different locations and to facilitate release of varieties/hybrids;

To improve input use efficiency and develop location-specific palm based integrated farming systems to enhance the productivity per unit area, and organic cultivation packages for palms and palm based farming system;

Bio-intensive pest and disease management strategies, modelling and forecasting of disease incidence and documented pest dynamics in changing scenario of palm ecosystem;

Development of post-harvest technologies in palmyrah and to demonstrate and Transfer of technologies to the farmers.

Mandate Crops

Coconut, Oil palm and Palmyrah occupy a predominant place in the rural economy of our country. More than 20 million people in rural areas are engaged in the production, processing and marketing the products of these three crops. The long term nature of research on these crops, the prospects of higher returns from research investment and the likely distribution of research benefits to the small holders and economically disadvantaged sections of the society, make it imperative to strengthen the research programme on these crops.
 

Centre’s of AICRP on Palms
Coconut 13
Oil Palm 6
Palmyrah 2

 

Gujarat

ASPEE College of 
Horticulture& Forestry, 
Navsari Agricultural University,          
Navsari – 396 450, Gujarat.

Navsari Agricultural University,Navsari – 396 450, Gujarat.

Coconut:Crop Improvement & Production
 

  karnataka

Horticultural Research Station, Arsikere 573 103, Hassan District

University of Horticultural Sciences, Navanagar, Bagalkot – 587 102, Karnataka.

Coconut:Crop Improvement,

Production & Protection

Agricultural Research Station, Gangavathy
583 227, Koppal District, Karanataka.

University of Horticultural Sciences, Navanagar, Bagalkot – 587 102, Karnataka.

Oil Palm:Crop Improvement & Production

  Kerala

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod 671 124

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Coconut:Crop Production

Regional Agricultural Research Station, Pilicode P.O., Kasaragod – 670 353

Kerala Agricultural University, P.O. KAU, Vellanikkara, Thrissur – 680 656, Kerala.

Coconut:Crop Improvement
 

 

Maharashtra

Regional Coconut Research Station, Bhatye 421 612, Ratnagiri District

 

Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli 415 712,  Ratnagiri District

Coconut:Crop Improvement, Production & Protection

Agricultural Research Station, Mulde 416 520, Kudal Taluk, Sindhudurg District

Oil Palm:Crop Improvement & Production

Odisha

Department of Horticulture, (OUAT), Bhubaneshwar – 751 003, Odisha

Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, 
Bhubaneswar  – 751 003, 
Odisha

Coconut:Crop Improvement & Production
 

 

 

 

 

Tamil Nadu

Coconut Research Station, Aliyarnagar 642 101, Coimbatore District

 

 

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
641 003

Coconut:Crop Improvement, Production & Protection

Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam 614 906, Thanjavur District

Coconut:Crop Improvement, Production & Protection

Agricultural Research Station, Pattukkottai-614 602 ,
Thanjvur District, Tamil Nadu

Oil Palm:Crop Improvement & Production

Agricultural College & Research Institute, Killikulam 628 252, Vallanad, Tuticorin District

Palmyrah:
Crop Improvement & Post Harvest Technology

West Bengal

Directorate of Research,      P.O. Kalyani –   741 235,   
Nadia District, West Bengal.

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur,  Nadia 741 252,  West Bengal

Coconut:Crop Improvement & Production

 

Personnel working in AICRP on Palms

HEAD  QUARTERS

Dr. H.P. Maheswarappa, 
Project Coordinator (Palms)
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Ms. S. Sumitha,
Scientist,
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Centre

Scientist-in-charge

Agricultural Research Station,
Ambajipeta 533214, East Godavari Dist. A.P.
(Phone : 08856-243847)
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Dr. G. Ramanandam,
Principal Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +919441474967

Horticultural Research Station,
Vijayarai 534 475, West Godavari Dist, A.P..
(Phone: 08812-225826)
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Dr. Madhavi Latha,
Scientist(Agron.),
Mob: +919493132417

Horticultural Research Station,
Kahikuchi, Guwahati 781 017,
Kamrup Dist., Assam
(Phone: 0361-2840232)
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Dr. J.C.Nath,
Principal Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +919435197870

Horticultural Research Station,
Pandirimamidi, Ramapachodavaram P.O. 533 288,
East Godavari Dist., A.P.
(Phone:08864-243577)
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Dr. G. Narasimha Murthy,
Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +918500797602

AICRP on Palms,
Directorate of Research, P.O. Kalyani –   741 235,  
Nadia Dist., West Bengal (
Phone : 033-25827574)
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Dr. Dipak Kumar  Ghosh,
Senior Scientist  (Hort.),
Mob: +919433947014

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute,
Kasaragod 671 124,Kerala
(Phone: 04994-232893/95)

Dr. P. Subramanian,
Principal Scientist (Agron.),
Mob: +919446433511

Saheed Gundadhoor College of Agriculture Research Institute, Kumharawand Farm,
Jagadalpur 494 005, Bastar Dist.,
(Phone: 07782-229150
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Dr. S. Agrawal,
Scientist (Hort.),
Mob:+919752586877

Regional Agricultural Research Station,
Pilicode P.O, Kasaragod Dist., 670 353, Kerala
(Phone: 0467-2260632/2282737)
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Dr. Jayaprakash Naik,
Mob: +919447692563

Horticultural Research Station,
Arsikere 573 103, Hassan Dist., Karnataka
(Phone: 08174-291565/291711)
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Dr. T.B. Basavaraju,
Senior Scientist (Agron.),
Mob: +919449872865

Agricultural Research Station,
Gangavathy 583 227, Koppal Dist.,
Karanataka. (Phone: 08533-271030) (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Dr. Sanjeevreddi G. Reddy,
Scientist (Agron.),
Mob: +919844350675

Regional Coconut Research Station,
Bhatye 421 612, Ratnagiri Dist.,
Maharashtra (Phone: 02352-235077) (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Dr. R. G. Khandekar,
Senior Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +919422431246

Agricultural Research Station,
Mulde, 416520 Kudal Taluk,
Sindhudurg Dist., Maharashtra
(Phone: 02362-244231)
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Dr. M.S. Gawankar, 
Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +919423833200

Department of Horticulture, OUAT,
Bhubaneshwar 751 003, Odisha
(Phone: 0674-2390463)
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Dr. S.C.Sahoo,    
Senior Scientist (Hort.),
Mob:+919437463242

Coconut Research Station,
Aliyarnagar 642 101,
Coimbatore Dist., Tamil Nadu
(Phone: 04253-288722)
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Dr. T. Srinivasan,
Scientist (Agrl. Entomology),
Mob: +919442005805

Agricultural Research Station,
Pattukkottai-614 602,
Thanjvur Dist., Tamil Nadu
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Dr. K. Ganeshamurthy,
Principal Scientist & Head
Mob: +919629307576

Coconut Research Station,
Veppankulam 614 906,
Thanjavur Dist., Tamil Nadu
(Phone: 04373-260205)
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Dr. K.S.Vijay Selvaraj,
Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +919486086267

Agricultural College & Research Institute,
Killikulam 628 252,
Vallanad, Tuticorin Dist., Tamil Nadu
(Phone: 04630-261226)
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Dr. P. Aruna,
Scientist (Hort.),

Regional Horticultural Research Station,
ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Navsari Agricultural University,
Navsari – 396450, Gujarat
(Phone: 02637-282144)
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Dr. Pankaj Pandurang Bhalerao, 
Scientist (Fruit Science),
Mob: +919662532827

Regional Agricultural Research Station,
Madhopur, West Champaram, Bihar
(Ph: 06252-280542)
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Dr. S.C. Narayan,
Scientist,
Mob: +919934391445

Bihar Agricultural College,
Sabour, Bhagalpur, 813210, Bihar
(Ph: 0641-2451645)
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Dr. Dr. Ruby Rani,
Scientist(Horti.),
Mob: +919431873339

College of Horticulture and Forestry,
Central Agricultural University,
Pasighat-791102, East Siang Dist.,
Arunachal Pradesh
(Ph: 0368-2224887)
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Dr. Barun Singh,
Scientist (Hort.),
Mob: +919436250944

 

Other Committees

1. Accommodation Committee
Chairman Dr. K Muralidharan, Principal Scientist(Social Science)
Co-Chairman Dr. Rajkumar, Scientist
Members
Mr. V Balakrishna, Tech. Officer .
Mr. BM Mohammed Basheer, CTO
Mr. K Devadas, Asst.Chief Technical Officer 
Member Secretary  
2. Aesthetic Committee
Chairman  
Members
Dr. V. Niral, Pr. Scientist
Mrs. Surekha, Scientist (Agronomy)
Mr. A. Sadanandan, Technical Officer
Dr.(Mrs.) M. Neema, Scientist
Dr.(Mrs). PS Prathibha, Scientist
 
Member Secretary Technical Officer, Farm Section
3. Auction / Price Fixation Committee
Chairman Dr. Ravi Bhat, HD(Crop Production)
Members
Dr. P. Subramanian, Pr. Scientist
Mr. S. Jayasekhar, Scientist
Chief Administrative Officer
Fin. & Accounts Officer
AAO (Stores)
Member Secretary Technical Officer, Farm Section.
4. Benevolent Fund
President Director.
Vice President Dr.(Mrs.) Anitha Karun, HD(Crop Improvement)
Treasurer Mr. BM Mohammed Basheer, CTO
Members
Mrs. K Shobha, Asst. CTO
Mr. John George,  Chief Tech.Officer
Secretary  
5. Contract Service Committee
Chairman Dr. Ravi Bhat, Head, Crop Production
Co-Chairman Dr. P. Subramanian, Pr. Scientist
Members
Dr. KP Chandran, Sr. Scientist
Chief Administrative Officer
Finance & Accounts Officer
Member Secretary Asst. Admn. Officer (Estate)
6. Departmental Canteen Committee
Chairman Director.
Co-Chairman  
Members
Mrs. Sulochana Nair, PA
Sri V. Suresh Kumar, T-3,Sr.Tech. Asst. 
Sri P. Madhavan Nair, Skilled Support Staff
Hon. Secretary Sri BM Mohammed Basheer, CTO
7. Farm Advisory Committee
Chairman Director.
Members
Project Coordinator (Palms)
HD (Crop Production)
HD (PB & PHT)
HD (Crop  Protection)
HD (Crop Improvement)
Acting HD (Social Sciences)
Dr. K. Samsudeen, Pr. Scientist
Dr. V Niral, Pr. Scientist
Mrs. PS Prathibha, Scientist
Dr.(Mrs.) VH Prathibha, Scientist
Programme Coordinator, KVK, CPCRI, Kasaragod
Sri. Suresh Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer
Asst. Admn.Officer (Estate)
Asst. Admn.Officer (Stores)
Technical Officer (Farm)
Mr. MP Rajendran Nair, Tech. Officer
Mr. Ajith Kumar, Tech.Officer(Civil Engg.)
Mr. A. Sadanadan, Tech.Officer
Sri V.K.Gopalakrishnan, Technical Officer
Sri K. Devaraj, Senior Technical Assistant.
Member Secretary Dr. P. Subramanian,Principal Scientist
8. Financial Review Committee
Chairman Director.
Co- Chairman Chief Administrative Officer
Members AAO (Stores)
AAO (Estate)
Drawing & Disbursing Officer
Member Secretary Fin. & Accounts Officer
9. Guest Houses Management Committee
Chairman Director.
Co- Chairman Dr. KB Hebbar, HD, PB & PHT
Members
Chief Admn. Officer
Fin. & Accounts Officer
AAO (Stores)
AAO (Estate)
Member Secretary AAO (Establishment)
10. Hall Arrangement Committee
Chairman Dr. AC.Mathew, Pr. Scientist
Members Sri A.Sebastian George,  CTO.   
Sri G.S.Hareesh, Tech. Officer
Member Secretary Sri A Sadanandan, Tech. Officer
11. Hospitality committee
Chairman  
Members
Mr. P Ravindran, Asst. CTO
Mrs. KS Vishalakshy, Asst.
Mrs. K.Shobha, Asst. CTO
Member Secretary Mr. BM Mohammed Basheer, CTO & Hon. Secretary (Departmental Canteen)
12. Human Resource Development Committee
Chairman Director.
Co- Chairman Project Co-ordinator (Palms)
Members
Head of Division, PB & PHT 
Head of Division, Crop Protection
Head of Division, Crop Production
Head of Division,  Crop Improvement
Acting HD (Social Sciences)
Chief Administrative Officer
AO(Estt.)
Fin. & Accounts Officer
Member Secretary Dr.(Mrs.) V. Niral, PS & Nodal Officer(HRD)
13. ICAR Welfare Fund Committee
Chairman Dr. Murali Gopal, Pr. Scientist
Co-Chairman Mr. S. Jayasekhar, Scientist
Members
Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer
Secretary (Staff Side), IJSC
Mrs. KK. Sajini, Chief Tech. Officer
Mr. B Ramachandran, Skilled Support Staff
Member Secretary AAO (Estt.)
14. Library Committee
Chairman Director.
Co- Chairman Dr. K.B. Hebbar, AHD PB & PHT.
Members
Dr. Anitha Karun, HD, Crop Improvement.
Dr. Ravi Bhat, HD, Crop Production.
Dr. Vinayaka Hedge, HD, Crop Protection.
Dr.C.Thamban, AHD (Social Sciences)
The Scientist Incharge, PME Cell
The Chief Administrative Officer
The Finance & Accounts Officer
Member Secretary Mrs. Shobha.K,
ACTO (Library).
15. Official Language Policy Implementation Committee
Chairman Director.
Members
Dr. Vinayaka Hegde, HD(Crop Protection)
Dr. Anitha Karun, HD (Crop Improvement)
Dr. Ravi Bhat, HD (Crop Production)
Dr. K Muralidharan, Acting HD (Social Science)
Dr. K. B. Hebbar, HD (PB&PHT)
Dr.(Mrs) Alka Gupta, Pr. Scientist
Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer
AAO (Estt.)
 
Member Secretary Mrs. K Sreelatha, Senior Tech.Officer  (Hindi)
16. Outstanding Advances & Audit Paras Settlement Committee
Chairman Director.
Members
Chief Administrative Officer
AAO(Estate)
AAO (Stores)
AAO (Bills)
Member Secretary Fin. & Accounts Officer
17. Publication Committee
Chairman Director.
Members
Dr. K. B. Hebbar, HD(PB & PHT)
Dr. Ravi Bhat, HD(Crop Production)
Dr. Vinayaka Hegde, HD(Crop Protection)
Dr. C. Thamban, Pr. Scientist
Dr. V. Niral, Pr.  Scientist
Dr. MK Rajesh, Pr. Scientist
Dr S. Jayasekhar,  Scientist Sr. scale
Member Secretary Dr. Murali Gopal, Principal Scientist
Regional Station Members Dr. V.Krishnakumar,  Head, CPCRI (RS), Kayamkulam.
Dr. KS Ananda, Head, CPCRI(RS), Vittal.
18. Publicity Committee
Chairman  Dr. K. Muralidharan, Principal Scientist(ss)
Co-chairman Dr. KP Chandran, Sr. Scientist
Members
Dr. H Muralikrishna, Chief Tech. Officer
Mr. P Ravindran, Asst.Chief Tech. Officer
Mr. A Sadanandan, Tech. Officer
Mr. M Krishnan, Technical Officer
Mr. V. Balakrishnan, Sr. Tech Assistant
Member Secretary Mr. K Shyama Prasad,Assistant Chief Technical Officer(Prog. Asst - Art-cum-Audio Visual Aids)
 
19. Purchase Advisory Committee
Chairman Dr. K.B HEBBAR, HD (PB & PHT)
Members
Dr. Anitha Karuan, HD, Crop Improvement
Dr. Ravi Bhat, HD(Crop Production)
Dr. Vinayaka Hegde, HD (Crop Protection)
Dr. K. Muralidharan, Principal Scientist(SS)
Chief Administrative Officer
Finance & Accounts Officer
Member Secretary AAO (Stores).
20. Purchase Committee
Chairman Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer
Members
Fin. & Accounts Officer
Indentor
Member Secretary AAO (Stores).
21. Quarters Allotment Committee
Chairman Director.
Co- Chairman Dr. P. Subramanian, Pr. Scientist
Members
Mrs. PS Prathibha, Scientist
Mr. BM Mohammed Basheer,  CTO
Dr. T.S. Manoj Kumar, Prog. Coordinator, KVK
Mr.. Suresh Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer
Member Secretary AAO (Estate).
22. Reception/Registration Committee
Chairperson Dr.(Mrs).Anitha Karun, HD (Crop Improvement)
Members
Mrs. Surekha, Scientist
Dr. (Mrs.) Neema M, Scientist
Mrs. K.K. Sajini, CTO
Mr. GS Hareesh, Tech. Officer
Mr. K. Devadas, Asst.Chief Technical Officer
 
Member Secretary Mr. KK Nair, Personal Asst.
23. Space Allotment Committee
Chairman Dr. K Samsudeen, Pr. Scientist
Co-chairman Mr. S. Jayasekhar, Scientist(Sr.Scale)
Members
Mr. VK Gopalakrishnan, Sr. Tech.Officer
Mr. Ajith Kumar, Tech. Officer(Civil  Engg.)
Mr. K.Devaraj, Senior Technical Assistant(Electrical) Engg.)
Member Secretary Asst. Administrative Officer (Estate)
24. Sports Committee
Chairman Dr. KP Chandran, Sr. Scientist
Co-chairman Sri. P. Ravindran, Asst. CTO
Members
CAO or his Representative 
F&AO or his Representative 
Mrs. K.S. Vishalakshy, Assistant
Sri K Krishnan Nair, Sr. Tech. Asst.
Mrs. K. Preethi, UDC
Sri Krishnan Kunhi, Skilled Support Staff
Member Secretary Mr. TE Janardhanan, AAO
25. Technical committee for Scrutiny of Purchase Proposals 
Chairperson Dr. MK Rajesh,  Pr. Scientist 
Members
Dr. KP Chandran, Senior Scientist
Dr(Mrs.) Neema M, Scientist
Mrs. Neenu, Scientist
Indentor
Member Secretary Mr. Sebastian George, CTO
26. Transfer Committee
Director
Project Coordinator (Palms)
Head, Division of PB & PHT
Head, Division of Crop Improvement
Head, Division of Crop Production
Head, Division of Crop Protection
Head, Division of Social Science
Chief Administrative Officer
Finance & Accounts Officer
Administrative Officers
27. Transport Committee
Chairman  
Co-Chairman Mr. TE Janardhanan, AAO
Member Mr. S Manohara, Technical Officer (Vehicles.)
Member Secretary Mr. K Manikandan ,Senior Technical Officer(Prog Asst - Agronomy)
28. Women Cell Committee
Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) V.Niral,Principal Scientist(Genetics)
Members
Dr. (Ms.) V Selvamani, Scientist
Dr. (Mrs.) Neenu, Scientist (Sr.Scale)
Mrs. S. Leena, Chief Tech. Officer, KVK
Mrs. K Sreelatha, Sr. Tech. Officer (Hindi)
Mrs. Sheeja PP, Jr. Accounts Officer
Member Secretary Mrs. Sulochana Nair, Private Secretary
29. Works Committee
Chairman Dr. Ravi Bhat, HD(Crop Improvement).
Co-chairman Dr. A.C. Mathew, Pr. Scientist.
Members
Chief Administrative Officer
Fin. & Account Officer
Mr. V.K. Gopalakrishnan, Technical Officer(Civil Engg.)
Mr. Ajith Kumar, Tech. Officer
Mr.  K. Devaraj,  Senior Technical Assistant(Electrical) Engg.)
Member Secretary AAO (Estate).
30.Women Complaints Committee
Chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) V.Niral,Principal Scientist(Genetics)
Members
Mrs.K.Shobha, Asst.Chief Technical Officer(Library)
Dr.(Mrs.)VH Prabitha, Scientist(Plant Pathology)
Dr.(Mrs.)A.Anitha, Assistant Professor , Department of Social Work, Sree Snkaracharya University of Sanskrit, Payyanur, Kannur Dist., Kerala
Member Secretary Shri.T.E. Janardhanan, Asst. Administrative Officer

 

 

Vision

To make India a world leader in the production and productivity of coconut, arecanut and cocoa.

Mission

Harness science and technology to enhance competitiveness in coconut, arecanut and cocoa through generation of appropriate technologies.

Focus

  • Strengthening the biodiversity and bio-security of mandate crops and their utilization for improving the productivity and income security of coconut, arecanut and cocoa growers.
  • Protecting and improving the land, water, microbial and climate resources essential for sustained advances in the productivity, profitability and stability of palm based farming systems.
  • Development of appropriate technologies which can help to attract entrepreneurs and can confer the empowerment of small and marginal farmers both in the production and post-harvest technologies, thereby enhancing their income and competitiveness.
  • Promote adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change and to evolve mechanisms for crop and water management.
  • Enhancing the income, livelihood, nutrition and health security of farm families through mutually reinforcing package of technologies.
  • Promote innovations and improve human resource capacity involving all stakeholders in plantation crops.
  • Foster linkages and collaborations with public and private, national and international organizations.

About Institute

Director: Dr. Chowdappa P.

The Coconut Research Station at Kasaragod in Kerala was initially established in 1916 by the then Government of Madras and subsequently it was taken over by the Indian Central Coconut Committee in 1948. Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) was established in 1970 as one of the agricultural research institutes in the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

The Institute had the mandate to undertake research on coconut, arecanut, cocoa, cashew, oil palm and spices at the time of establishment. The research on cashew, oil palm and spices were later delinked from CPCRI to form separate institutes. The present mandate of the institute is to conduct research on coconut, arecanut and cocoa.

Organizational set up

The present organizational set up of the Institute with headquarter at Kasaragod, Kerala, Regional Stations at Kayamkulam (Kerala), Vittal (Karnataka) and Minicoy (Lakshadweep islands) and Research Centres at Kahikuchi (Assam), Mohitnagar (West Bengal) and Kidu (Karnataka) cater to the research needs of the mandate crops at the National level. The research programmes of the institute is organized under five divisions viz. Crop Improvement, Crop Production, Crop Protection, Physiology, Biochemistry and Post Harvest Technology and Social Sciences.  The Institute also holds the International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia at Kidu in Karnataka. The Institute also serves as the headquarter of All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Palms with 13 centres on  coconut, 7 centres on oil palm and 2 centres on palmyrah.
       
Location:

CPCRI Headquarter is located at Kasaragod district of Kerala which lies in the heart of the major coconut growing areas of the country. CPCRI is 5 km away from Kasaragod and 51 kms away from Mangalore on the Mangalore-Kasaragod road. Nearest railway station is Kasaragod about 5 Km and nearest airport is Mangalore about 60 Km. Geographically it is situated at 12” 30” N latitude and 75o 00’ E longitudes with an altitude of 10.7m above MSL.

Climate:

The climate of the district is classified as warm humid tropical. The average maximum temperature is 31.2 o C and minimum temperature 23.6 o C. The mean annual rain fall of the district is 3462 mm.

Soil:

The farm has 3 types of soils viz. red sandy loam, laterite and littoral sandy soil. Farm is divided into different blocks for experimental purposes.

A and B Blocks: 21 ha: Red sandy loam soil

C, D and G Blocks: 18.39 ha:  Red sandy loam soil

F Block (Hill block): Laterite soil,

E Block (KVK):  Red sandy loam soil

Hill block and KVK: 16.99 ha

J Block: 3.35 ha: Laterite and Hard laterite out crop

H and I blocks: 18.39 ha: Littoral sandy soil

Area:

Presently, the centre is having a total of 77.71 hectare of land with coconut as main crop

Locations

 

Locations of CPCRI Headquarters, Regional Stations and Research Centres

Head quarters, KASARAGOD (Estd.: 1916)
Crops: Coconut and Cocoa
Area 77.86 ha; 10.7 m MSL
Phone : 04994-232894
Fax : 04994-232322
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Address: Kudlu.P.O,
Kasaragod,Kerala,671124

Director: Dr.Chowdappa P.

Regional Station, KAYAMKULAM (Estd.: 1947)
Crop: Coconut
Area 24.17 ha, 3 m MSL
Address: Krishnapuram post, Kayamkulam,
Alappuzha District, Kerala - 690 533
Phone : 0479-2442160 / 2442104
Fax : 0479-2445733
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Head of the Station: Dr. Krishnakumar V.

Regional Station, VITTAL (Estd.: 1956)
Crops: Arecanut and Cocoa
Area 68.34 ha; 58 m MSL
Address: Vittal, Dakshina Kannada District - 574 243
Karnataka
Phone : 08255-239222,239238
Fax : 08255-239666
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Head of the Station: Dr. Ananda K.S

Regional Station, MINICOY (Estd.: 1976)
Crop: Coconut
Area 5.7 ha; 2 m MSL
Address Minicoy, Lakshadweep-682 559
Phone: 0489-222239
Fax: 04892-222239
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In Charge of the Station: B. Anilkumar

Research Centre, KAHIKUCHI (Estd.: 1958)
Crop: Arecanut
Area 15.76 ha; 48 m MSL
Address: Kahikuchi Guwahati, Assam - 781 017
Phone: 0361-2840251
Fax : 0361-2841785
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Scientist In charge: Mrs. Alpana Das

Research Centre, KIDU (Estd.: 1972)
Crops: Coconut, Arecanut and Cocoa
Area 120 ha; 281 m MSL
Address: Kidu,Nettana ,Dakshina Kanada District- 574 230
Phone/Fax : 08251-2 62221
Fax: 08251-2 62355
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Scientist In charge: Sh. Khadke Ganesh Navanath

Research Centre, MOHITNAGAR (Estd.: 1958)
Crops: Coconut and Arecanut
Area 25.99 ha; 91.3 m MSL
Address: Mohitnagar ,Jalpaiguri District,
West Bengal.735101
Phone : 03561-250198
Fax: 03561-250698
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Scientist In charge: Dr. A. K. Sit
 

 



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