ICAR - Central Arid Zone Research Institute

An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Major Programme

  • Cold Arid Network Programme
  • Productivity and Energetics of Agricultural Production System in Leh
  • Integrated weed management in crops
  • National Mission on Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem-Task Force-5 (Traditional Knowledge System)
  • National Mission on Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem – Task Force-6 (Himalayan Agriculture)


  • Agronomy

Current Activities

  • Effect of organic weed management in onion
  • Effect of varieties and herbicides on weeds in onion
  • Integrated weed management in wheat
  • Effect of recommended herbicides in potato
  • Evaluation of crop accessions for their suitability and adaptability in Cold arid region
  • Studies on sea buckthorn potential for soil productivity and its nutritional value
  • Soil resource and traditional knowledge inventory
  • In situ assessment of heavy metals and their phytoremediation
  • Demonstrations of proven technologies
  • Sensitizing farmers about sustainable production practices, climate change through trainings and exhibitions

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