Mandate

  • To collect, evaluate and conserve the vegetable biodiversity that exists in different agro-climatic zones of the country
  • To develop improved varieties and hybrids resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses through multi-locational testing of mandated vegetable crops
  • To develop appropriate production technology for selected vegetable crops
  • To develop and standardize appropriate protection technology for major diseases and insect-pests
  • To standardize the seed production technology of mandated vegetable crops
  • To monitor breeder seed production of released / notified varieties
  • To act as a national repository of scientific information relevant to vegetable crops