ICAR - Central Arid Zone Research Institute

An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Thrust Areas

  • Development of area specific farming systems
  • Conservation, improvement and management of range lands
  • Improving water productivity in commercial crops, cereals and pulses


  • Economic botany, Plant Physiology, Agro-forestry, Horticulture

Current Activities

  • Biodiversity conservation of endemic and traditional economic plants
  • Development and Improvement of promising genotypes in under-utilized shrub species/ crops
  • Characterization and evaluation of grasses, shrubs/trees and crop species for integrated farming and/ or alternate land use system
  • Assessment of carbon sequestration potential of different alternate land use system
  • Maintenance of datepalm cultivars
  • Seed production of range grasses and crops​

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