The mandates of AICRP is to develop site-specific technologies and the research programme of the Project are undertaken as per the following mandates/ objectives:

  1. Survey and characterization of the salt affected soils and ground water quality in major irrigation commands.
  2. Evaluate the effects of poor quality waters on soils and crops and plants.
  3. Develop standards/guidelines for assessing the quality of irrigation waters.
  4. Develop management practices for utilization of waters having high salinity/alkalinity and toxic ions.
  5. Develop and test technologies for the conjunctive use of poor quality waters in different agro-ecological zones/major irrigation commands.
  6. Develop alternate land use strategies for salt-affected soils (Agro- forestry)

Screen crop cultivars and tree species appropriate to saline/alkali soil conditions