• Dr Vilas A Tonapi has taken charge as the Director of IIMR on 10th Feb 2016

About the research centre

Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) upgraded from Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR), is the central agency to work on all aspects of millets research and development under the auspeces of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). While the main centre at Hyderabad campus is principally engaged in both basic and strategic research on millets, region-specific research and services are organized through two other centres - Solapur in Maharashtra and OSN, Warangal in Telangana.

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To conduct basic and strategic research leading to technology development for increased productivity of sorghum, its diversified utilization, to promote profitability...

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour) is a staple cereal grown in both rainy and post-rainy seasons in the semi-arid and arid parts of India on marginal and low fertile soils.

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