ICAR - Central Arid Zone Research Institute

An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute


  • Unravelling Biochemical And Molecular Basis Of Bacterial And Fungal Endo-Symbiosis For Management Of Abiotic Stress In Plants
  • DUS test centre for pomegranate
  • Preventing extinction and improving conservation status of threatened plant through application of biotechnological tools
  • Production and demonstration of tissue culture raised plants under three location and collection and maintenance of elite germplasm of Date palm
  • Establishment of Field Gene Bank for Arid Region
  • Understanding the adaptation mechanism of wild forage halophytes in the extreme saline-sodic Kachchh plains for enhancing feed resources
  • Genetic diversity assessment, propagation and conservation of Marwar teak [Tecomella undulate (Sm.) Seem.]- An important timber tree of arid desert heading towards extinction
  • Landuse-Land cover mapping of Jodhpur district at 1:10000 scale
  • Development of guidelines for the conduct of test for Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) in Horse gram, Clusterbean, Moth bean and Lathyrus
  • Participatory tree nurseries establishment for enhancing livelihood and employment generation in arid Rajasthan
  • Integrating genomics and plant breeding to develop nutritionally enhanced chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
  • All India Coordinated Research Project-National Seed Project (Crops)
  • Landuse-land cover mapping of Barmer district at 1:10000 scale
  • Production of quality seed and plant materials of arid crops
  • Harvesting, Processing and value Addition of Natural Resins and Gums
  • National mission on sustaining Himalayan ecosystems (NMSHE)-Task force-6 (Himalayan Agriculture)
  • National mission on sustaining Himalayan ecosystems (NMSHE)-Task force-5 Indigenous Technology Knowledge (ITK)
  • Mitigation of climate change by enhancing C-sequestration in agriculture and adaptation strategies to thermal stress in ruminants in arid region of western India
  • Livelihood and nutritional security improvement of tribal farm women through horticulture
  • All India Network Project on Rodent Control

Foreign Aided

  • Improving crop and water productivity in Indira Gandhi canal command area (Phase II)
  • Managing agricultural production systems in low rainfall regions of India for sustainable livelihood
  • Community based rangeland management and utilization potential of Opuntia ficus-indica in low rainfall regions of India

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