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Central Potato Research Institute

Central Potato Research Institute was established to enhance sustainable productivity, quality and utilization of potato.

Presently, it has 7 regional research stations in different potato growing areas of the country. These are located in different potato growing areas of the country, viz. Kufri-Fagu (HP), Modipuram (UP), Jalandhar (Punjab), Gwalior (MP), Patna (Bihar), Shillong (Meghalaya), and Ootacamund (Tamil Nadu).

Considering the rapid growth in potato processing, increasing population and future role of potato in providing food security; the estimated demand of potatoes in 2050 would be 125 million. 

Mandate

  • Basic strategic and applied research to enhance sustainable productivity, quality and utilization of potato.
  • Repository of genetic resources and scientific information on potato.
  • Transfer of technology, capacity building and impact assessment of technologies.
  • Disease-free nucleus and breeder seed potato production.
  • Coordinate research and validation of technologies through AICRP on potato.

Divisions of Central Potato Research Institute

Division of Crop Production
Dr VK Dua, PS & Head
Division of Crop Production
CPRI, Shimla-171 001
Ph: 0177-2621480 Extn: 251

Division of Crop Improvement
Dr Vinay Bhardwaj, Sr. Scientist & Acting Head
Division of Crop Improvement
CPRI, Shimla-171 001
Ph: 0177-2625182 Ext: 501
E-mail: vinaycpri@gmail.com

Division of Plant Protection
Dr Sanjeev Sharma (Acting Head & Principal Scientist)
Division of Plant Protection
CPRI, Shimla-171 001
Ph: 0177-2624575
E-mail: hdpp.cpri@gmail.com

Division of Crop Physiology, Biochemistry and Post Harvest Technology
CPRI, Shimla-171 001
Ph: 0177-2625182 Ext: 451
E-mail : birju16@yahoo.com

Division of Seed Technology
CPRI, Shimla-171 001
Ph: 0177-2625182 Ext: 202

Division of Social Sciences
CPRI, Shimla-171 001
Ph: 0177-2625182 Ext: 561
Email: nkpcpri@gmail.com

Address
Central Potato Research Institute
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Shimla-171001, HP, INDIA
Fax: 91-177-2624460, Phone: 91-177-2625073
E-mail: director.cpri@icar.gov.in; directorcpri@gmail.com

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