All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture

   The All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture was established during IV Five-Year Plan in the year 1970-71 to carryout nation-wide interdisciplinary research by linking ICAR Institutes with State Agricultural Universities (SAU’s). The necessity of the project has been reviewed from time to time in view of growing importance and potential of floriculture in different regions of the country and the numbers of Coordinated Centres as well as the research programme were modified accordingly. At present the Coordinated Project has 21 Centres which includes 15 budgetary, 4 institutional and 2 voluntary Centres. The project was upgraded to a full-fledged institute named as Directorate of Floricultural Research during XI Plan.

   The establishment of an independent institute ‘Directorate of Floricultural Research’ by ICAR at IARI Campus, New Delhi, was a positive step to strengthen the existing network of AICRP on Floriculture and also to make them more focussed and research oriented. Newly established Directorate of Floricultural Research with the help of AICRP network is playing an important role in strengthening floricultural research and augmenting the technological base in floriculture in different regions of the country. Outreach of the technologies and creating awareness about the benefits of practicing floriculture among rural population is the need of the hour, which is achieved through the network of coordinated centres spread all over the country.


  • Effective management, enhancement, evaluation of genetic resources and development of improved cultivars, with high quality characteristics for export, productivity and resistance to pests and diseases.
  • To undertake basic, applied and strategic research for addressing national problems, enhance productivity, shelf life, product diversification and value addition.
  • To develop technologies for protected cultivation of flowers.
  • To act as a repository of scientific technology and information relevant to floriculture and develop region specific technologies.
  • To frame policy research and intensify outreach programme. To act as advanced centre for training for upgradation of scientific manpower in modern technologies related to flower production.
  • To collaborate with relevant national and international agencies to bring synergy between the technologies.

Contact Us

ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research,
Zed Corner, Mundhwa Manjri Road, Mundhwa,
Pune 411036,
Phone: (020)29997185
Email: ao.dfr@icar.gov.in

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