- The project has the following objectives for the mandate crops viz. banana, Citrus, guava, grapes, jackfruit, litchi, mango, papaya and sapota
- Collection, conservation and evaluation of germplasm for its utilization as cultivars or as donor source of desirable traits in hybridisation programme for improvement.
- Standardisation of production technology viz., rootstock, population density, nutrition, cropping system, weed control and water management under different ecological regions for identified mandate fruits.
- Standardisation of crop protection techniques through efficient management of insect pests and diseases for identified mandate fruits.
- To assess post-harvest losses of banana and mango in major hot-spots