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I welcome you again to DRR web site. The year 2011-12 was a landmark year, for agriculture in general and for rice production in particular with the country crossing the magical mark of 100 million tonnes for the first time and as per third advance estimates, rice production is expected to be around 103.41 million tones. This is a matter of great satisfaction to all the stakeholders of rice sector. The year has also been quite significant for DRR, as four of our scientists have been recognized at the National level for their scientific achievements and also for developing and hosting the “Rice Knowledge Management Portal”- a unique portal acclaimed by many as a model for other crops. 


Two hybrids were released by the Central Sub-committee on Crop Standards and Notification and Release of Varieties (CSCSNRV) and 16 more varieties and 2 hybrids were released by different states. Varietal identification committee identified 10 hybrids and two varieties, both varieties being developed by DRR, for consideration of release. New and improved parental lines have been identified for development of suitable hybrids. Molecular markers for grain and cooking quality traits have been developed. Drought tolerant transgenic BPT5204 lines are under intensive testing. Resource conservation agro-techniques are being aggressively tested and validated.


Crop response to climate change has been given higher priority with creation of infrastructure for intensive research under NICRA. New sources, new genes and linked markers for resistance/ tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses have been identified/ developed.  Eco-friendly components of IPM like trap crop for yellow stemborer management were validated and found to work well. Need and demand based four training programmes were conducted. Over 300 FLDs were organized and 245 quintals of breeder seed was produced. Nine externally funded projects were awarded to DRR, during this year by different agencies. 


Several additional infrastructural facilities like, renovated auditorium, biotechnology annexe building, wild rice garden, transgenic rice net house Lab cum Farm Office etc. have been added recently. Academic activity encompassed award of five Ph.D. degrees and 24 M.Sc. students completed their research projects and signing of MOUs with two universities. Over 100 research papers have been published in high rated journals and our scientists presented papers and posters in national and international symposia. DRR signed MOU two with companies for production and marketing of our hybrids.

(B.C. Viraktamath)

July 2012

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“b) publish within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of this Act,—


(I)           the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties;

(ii)    the powers and duties of its officers and employees; 

 (iii)  the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; 

(iv)  the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

(v)   the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;


(vii)  the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

(viii)   a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

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   (xiii)   particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by    it;

  (xv) the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use

Information available at facilities menu item – special equipments, seminar halls and guest house details

(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;  

(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year;”


The DRR Library is well furnished and equipped with computers and

Internet facility. The library has 4,500 books and 5,300 bound volu-

mes of Journals specializing in Rice and allied subjects. It subscribes

100 Indian and 17 foreign Journals pertaining to various disciplines

with special reference to Rice.It also provides CD-Rom database se-

arch & retrieval service by using following databases.


           CROP CD

           PEST CD

           SOIL   CD




Library automation to enhance the utility of facilities at library

through advanced software namely, LIBSYS.4 is in progress.

Library also works as repository centre. All the publications

such as Bulletins, Annual Reports, and Technical Reports etc.,

published by the Institute are stocked and supplied on request.



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