The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established the National Research Centre
on Rapeseed-Mustard (NRCRM) on October 20, 1993, to carry out basic, strategic and applied
research on rapeseed-mustard. Besides, generating basic knowledge and material, it also engages
in developing ecologically sound and economically viable agro production and protection
technologies. The Centre has also the responsibility to plan, coordinate and execute the research
programmes through wide network of 22 main and sub-centres across the country, to augment
the production and productivity of rapeseed-mustard.
In February 2009, the ICAR re-designated NRCRM as the Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard
Research (DRMR). The DRMR functions as a fulcrum to support the production system research
for rapeseed (Brown sarson, yellow sarson, toria, taramira, gobhi sarson) and mustard (black
mustard, Ethiopian mustard and Indian mustard) group of crops through research, service and
Brassica Science for oil and nutritional security.
Harnessing science and resources for sustainable increase in productivity
- Basic, strategic and adaptive research on rapeseed-mustard to improve the productivity and quality.
- Provide equitable access to information, knowledge and genetic material to develop improved varieties and technologies.
- Coordination of applied research develop location specific varieties and technologies
- Technology dissemination and capacity building
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