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AICRP Group Meetings

     The All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture conducted group meetings from time to time to review the progress of work done in the coordinated project and for the finalization of research programmes, keeping in view of the changing priorities and thrust areas of rapidly expanding floriculture industry. The first workshop was organized at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in February, 1971. From 1973 to 1977, no workshops were held as there was no Project Coordinator in position. The list of workshops / group meetings held so far under the project is given in Table 5. In the XIX Group Meeting of AICRP on Floriculture held at India Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi on 10-12 December, 2009 it was decided to hold the meeting annually instead of every biennium.

25thAnnual Group Meeting

The All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Floriculture, organized its XXV Annual Group Meeting at ICARCentral Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh jointly with Dr. Y. S. R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, from 28th June 2016 to 1st July 2016 to review the work done at different centers and to reorganize the ongoing programmes and activities to meet the present challenges in commercial flower production. Besides, the review of work done by the coordinated centers under the different sections, experts on plant health management, production system, crop improvement and post harvest technology and value addition also gave their inputs for development of technical programme in a manner which addresses the emerging needs.


The list of Group Meetings of the AICRP on Floriculture.

Group Meeting Year Date Place
I 1971 18-19 February Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
II 1973 29-31 January Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Calcutta
III 1978 16-18 February National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow
IV 1980 17-19 March Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
V 1982 22-24 March Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
VI 1983 21-24 September Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore
VII 1985 19-22 March Rajasthan Collage of Agriculture, Udaipur
VIII 1986 29 Sept. - 1st Oct. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune
IX 1988 18-20 March Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan
X 1990 23-25, April Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara
XI 1992 16-18, November Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
XII 1994 14-16, December Andra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad
XIII 1996 26-29 December Regional Plant Resource Center, Bhubaneswar
*BSS 1997 16 October Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
XIV 1999 6-9 December Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune
XV 2001 22-24 January Regional Plant Resource Center, Bhubaneswar
XVI 2003 17-18 July University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
GM-TP$ 2004 29-30 April Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
XVII 2005 12-14 July Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan
XVIII 2007 15-17 November Maharana Pratap University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Udaipur
XIX 2009 10-12 December Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
XX 2010 13-15 November Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidhyalaya, Kalyani
XXI 2011 04-06 November Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry
XXII 2013 29-31 January Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune
*BSS 2013 29 January Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Pune
XXIII 2014 25-27 February Panjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
XXIV 2015 17-19 April Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar
XXV 2016 28 June - 1 July, 2016 ICAR Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh jointly with Dr. Y. S. R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem
*Brain Storming Session

Group Meeting on Crops

Orchids 1977 10-11, Oct ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Barapani (Meghalaya)
Carnation 1983 10-11 March PAU, Ludhiana

Research Programme

The All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture started operating with 60 projects on 25 crops during the IV Plan. The utility and efficiency of these programmes were reviewed critically during the end of each Five Year Plan and the number of crops was subsequently reduced to 15 and 5 during the VI and VII Plan periods, and the number of research projects was reduced to 43 and 26, respectively, during the above plans. Since 1982, intensified research projects were taken up on 5 crops (rose, gladiolus, orchid, carnation and chrysanthemum) which were identified in view of their export potential. In the changed priorities, research work was also initiated during VII Five Year Plan on few seasonal flowers and bulbous plants. During the VIII Plan, two important commercial crops viz., gerbera and anthurium were included. During IX Plan, seasonal and bulbous plants were dropped and work on 8 crops namely rose, gladiolus, chrysanthemum, carnation, orchid, anthurium, tuberose and gerbera were undertaken. During the X Five Year Plan, 4 more crops, viz., lilium, alstroemeria, tulip and daffodils were included which have great potential in northern hills. Thus, at present (from XXIV Group Meeting onwards) there are 55 research projects covering 12 ornamental crops besides, speciality flowers, loose flowers, foliage plants, fillers, native ornamentals, landscape plant material, turf grass, value addition and essential.

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