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Rice Research Programme


Rice Program extends following services to public as well as private organizations:


a) Research

  • Acquisition and distribution of rice germplasm to various collaborators.

  • Evaluation of candidate varieties and rice hybrids for adaptability, resistance to insect pests and diseases and grain quality.

  • Conducting and maintenance of various trials established at KSK by different programs/sections of NARC.

b) Extension

  • Extends advisory services to farming community on rice production/protection issues from time to time. In addition, farmers’ are also made aware of various resource conservation technologies (RCT’s) while establishing farmer participatory research trials at their own farms.

c) Education

  • Scientists of rice program also extend advisory/research services (as supervisor) to various M.Sc, PhD and sandwich (internees) students from different universities.

  • Trainings are also imparted to in-service extension staff and rice growers at time to time.



  • Low plant population

  • Water shortage/drought

  • Declining soil fertility

  • Soil salinity and alkalinity

  • Low quality underground water

  • Losses caused by pests (insects, diseases, weeds)

  • Harvest and post-harvest losses


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