Strengthening research in Niger crop (1988)
Mandates and Objectives
To develop high yielding, fertilizer responsive, drought tolerant and disease-insect resistant varieties for kharif rain-fed and rabi unirrigated (on residual moisture) and rabi irrigated condition.
To identify high oil containing genotypes and use them in breeding programme.
To develop suitable production technology including plant protection measures for kharif as well as rabi seasons.
To work out the appropriate cropping system for kharif as well as rabi Niger (keeping Niger as the base crop).
General Tribal area of South Gujarat whereNiger has been under cultivation or had been under cultivation
Specific Vansda tehsil of Navsari District Dharampur and Kaparada tehsils of Valsad District Dang District