12-08-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Mandate and Objectives

Mandate

  • Basic and strategic research aimed at enhancement of productivity and production of maize, including specialty corn.
  • Coordination of multi-disciplinary and multi-location research to identify appropriate technologies for varied agro-climatic conditions.
  • Dissemination of improved technologies, capacity building and developing linkages.
  • Coordination of the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Maize and to carry out extension and outreach programmes.

Objectives

  • To carry out basic, strategic and applied research aimed at enhancement of production and productivity of maize in the country.
  • To conduct and coordinate multidisciplinary and multi-location research to identify appropriate technologies for varied agro-climatic conditions in different parts of India.
  • Germplasm collection, evaluation, maintenance and its enhancement.
  • To develop speciality corn cultivars such as quality protein maize, baby corn, sweet corn, bio-fuel etc. towards its diversified uses.
  • To conduct training, frontline demonstrations and on-farm research to maximize and accelerate adoption of research findings and innovative technologies.
  • To serve as core centre for the supply of maize research material and information.
  • To develop linkages with the national, international and private sector for the collaborative research program.
  • To provide consultancy services and undertake contractual research.
  • Postharvest studies for value addition, quality control and storage
  • To evaluate technologies and transfer it as per IP policies of ICAR