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    Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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    World's only one research institute doing research exclusively on tropical tuber crops

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    Development of strategies and products for managing pests and diseases affecting tropical tuber crops

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    Collection and conservation of germplasm and improvements of different tuber crops.

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    Developing new agro techniques for tropical tuber crops in different agro climatic regions

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    Value addition and post harvest processing of tropical tuber crops.

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    Transferring the technologies to the clienteles

Visit of Dr.G.Byju, Director ICAR-CTCRI to MPUAT, Udaipur

Dr. G. Byju, Director ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala visited AICRP on Tuber Crops centre MPUAT, Udaipur (Rajasthan) on dated 30.01.2023. He visited the experiments on greater yam, colocasia, elephant foot yam, sweet potato and germplasm collection at the centre. Dr. Virendra Singh, PI of the Project showed different treatment effects, results and activities of AICRP on Tuber Crops at the centre. He also visited experimental field & activities of AICRP on Floriculture as well as AICRP on Fruits at Horticulture Farm, Udaipur. A meeting of Dr. Ajeet Kumar Karnatak, Vice Chancellor, MPUAT, Udaipur and Dr. G. Byju, Director, CTCRI was also held in which present scenario of research achievements of CTCRI & MPUAT were discussed along with a consensus for mutual cooperation and collaborations between two institutes through MoU.

Review meeting of AICRP TC

A review meeting of the ongoing activities of 21 AICRP on Tuber Crops centres held on 27th January, 2023 from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm by the new Director ICAR-CTCRI & Project Coordinator, AICRP TC Dr. G. Byju. The new director & PC presented the overall achievements of the AICRPTC, and aspirations, action plan for next five years. He emphasised on 'One scientist - One technology" from this year onwards, along with good number of scientific publications. action plans for the collection of trait specific germplasm from bio-diverse niches, development of climate adaptable varieties and technologies for improving livelihoods of farmers.

ICAR- CTCRI celebrated 74 th Republic Day

ICAR- Central Tuber Crops Research Institute celebrated 74 th Republic Day with full zeal and enthusiasm. The celebration started with paying respect to the motherland with hoisting of the National Flag by Director of the Institute, Dr. G. Byju. It was followed by singing National Anthem in unison and saluting our flag. The Director, in his speech reminded all about the sacrifice of many great men in achieving independence of India. Dr. G. Byju mentioned about the strength of ICAR- CTCRI in the field of tropical tuber crops research and appreciated all who have made it happen. He invoked all the staff members to work hard to take the Institute to newer heights and thereby contributing to the prospects of agriculture in India.

Tuber crops day

The Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Bhubaneswar along with PREM (NGO) organized ‘Tuber crops day’ on 18.01.23 at Dimiripongala village, Mohana block, Gajapati district. Dimiripongala is a model village and free from alcohol consumption. Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, former DDG (Hort), ICAR, Bangalore, Chief Guest of the function and M.N. Sheela, Director, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram planted a tree plant each in the village and inaugurated ‘Community Washing Centre’ and dedicated to Dimiripongala village.


CTCRI Vision 2050 provides an oppurtunity to evaluate the relevance of tropical tuber crops in food security by introspecting the accomplishment and visualizing the challenges this sector may face in future. It also critically examines possible scenario of operating environment.