Central Institute for Cotton Research

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Central Institute for Cotton Research
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EstablishedApril 1976
DirectorDr. K R Kranthi
OwnerIndian Council of Agricultural Research
LocationNH 7 (Nagpur Wardha Road) about 14 km from the Nagpur Railway Station and about 5 km from the Nagpur Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates21°02′13″N 79°03′18″E / 21.037°N 79.055°E / 21.037; 79.055Coordinates: 21°02′13″N 79°03′18″E / 21.037°N 79.055°E / 21.037; 79.055
AddressPost Bag No.2, Shankar Nagar Post Office, Nagpur
Pin Code: 440 010
WebsiteOfficial Website

Central Institute for Cotton Research abbr. CICR is central research institute established (in 1976) by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to promote long term research efforts in cotton production and provide support and conduct applied research on cotton with the active involvement of State Universities. The research efforts of CICR fall under the All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project (AICCIP), initiated by the Council in 1967. Its headquarters are located in Nagpur and the other two regional units are located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and Sirsa, Haryana.

Pilot projects[edit]

Maharashtra Government in collaboration with the CICR, implemented a pilot project in the Vidarbha region (highly prone to farmer suicides), based on a Brazilian model to enhance the per-acre yield of cotton while reducing its per-acre cultivation cost. The Brazilian model is based on straight cotton crops while Indian government's model promotes the use of Bt cotton crops.[1][dead link][2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Makarand Gadgil. "Maharashtra govt to test Brazilian model in Vidarbha". LiveMint. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Indian government still 'flip flopping' on GM trials". 28 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-26.