Scientists working in different disciplines at various centres carry out investigations as per joint decision taken in Annual Workshop which is held around February every year generally at one of the collaborating centres. In the workshop, concerned scientists review the results of the experiments carried out during the previous crop season and formulate programme of work for succeeding season. Prior to holding of annual workshop, data generated from experiments in various disciplines during the previous crop season are processed at the Project HQ and compiled as annual progress report which are made available to each of the concerned scientist. This report forms the basis of discussion. In the process, research findings of other workers elsewhere are also taken into consideration. After threadbare discussion, trials are repeated/ reconstituted / concluded. Research findings of potential value are passed on to extension agencies for demonstration in farmer’ fields with the ultimate aim for decision about recommendation to farmers or otherwise.
The most promising lines thus identified are submitted to either State or Central Variety Release Committee along with their production and protection technologies for consideration. The approved ones are then notified for commercial cultivation by the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India.