ICAR - Central Arid Zone Research Institute

An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Thrust Areas

  • Development of area specific farming systems
  • Managing saline soil and poor quality water for higher productivity
  • Seed production of grasses and trees


  • Agronomy, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Soil Science, Economic Botany, Agroforestry

Current Activities

  • Assessment of the natural resources of arid region of Gujarat
  • Development and demonstration of technologies for dry land salinity
  • Improvement of pasture, silvipasture systems and rangeland of arid Gujarat
  • Identification, characterisation and evaluation of fodder plants suitable for arid region of Gujarat
  • Management of saline sodic soils for enhancing fodder resources and crop production
  • Collection and conservation of horticultural and medicinal plants
  • Production of quality planting materials/ seeds

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