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CPCRI Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for
South Asia, KIDU हिन्दी
Scientist In charge: Dr. K S Ananda
This centre was established under Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) in the year 1972 at Kidu with an aim to produce genetically superior planting materials of coconut, arecanut, cocoa and cashew. The centre was started as seed farm and later upgraded to Research Centre in 2001. The centre began functioning with its office at Subramanya in 1972 with 60 ha of clear fell forest land acquired on lease from Government of Karnataka. Subsequently the office was shifted to the farm at Kidu and formally inaugurated in 1973.In the same Year the farm was expanded with the addition of another 60 ha. International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia under Coconut Genetic Resource Network (COGENT) was established at this centre in the year 1998. This centre is now renamed as CPCRI Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia.
To produce parental materials and breeders stock in coconut, arecanut and cocoa.