AINP on Tobacco

Welcome to AINP on Tobacco

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) sanctioned the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Tobacco in the Fourth Five-year Plan during 1970-71 with the headquarters at Anand, Gujarat.  The AICRP on Tobacco was renamed as All India Network Research Project on Tobacco (AINRPT) and is functioning under the administrative control of the Director, ICAR-CTRI, Rajahmundryw.e.f16-08-1998with three main network centres located at Rajahmundry, Shivamogga and Anand; seven sub-centres at Nipani, Nandyal, Berhampur, Araul, Dinhata, Guntur and Hunsur and four voluntary centers functioning at Ladol, Jeelugumilli, Kandukur and Vedasandur. The centres at Rajahmundry, Guntur, Hunsur and Dinhata are functioning under the administrative control of ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI), Rajahmundry. Anand, Shivamogga, Nipani, Nandyal, Berhampur and Araul centres are under the administrative control of respective Universities, viz., Anand Agricultural University, Anand; University of Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences, Shivamogga; University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad; Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar and Chandra Sekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, respectively. Financial support is given to only six State Agricultural University (SAU) centres in the ratio of 75:25 (ICAR:SAU).

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GC 1 – Calcutti tobacco developed through selection from local tobacco crop. It is a high yielding variety with a potential yield of 2693 kg/ha. The variety is recommended to rustica tobacco growing areas of Gujarat

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  • Energy conservation and alternative fuels for tobacco curing
  • Crop Production – Management interventions, Healthy seedling production in bidi tobacco
  • Rationalizing irrigation and topping for bidi tobacco
  • Optimum planting time for bidi tobacco in Gujarat

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Project Coordinator’s message

All India Network Project on Tobacco is a distinctive mechanism for addressing location-specific problems of different tobacco types cultivated in different ecological conditions through multi-location testing and multidisciplinary approaches. 

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