Provision of Additional Research Facilities for Development of Heat Resilient Maize Hybrids at Maize & Millets Research Institute

Name of the Project

Provision of Additional Research Facilities for Development of Heat Resilient Maize Hybrids at Maize & Millets Research Institute

Objectives

  • Development and screening of 500 local inbred lines against high temperature (above  40 °C)

  • Constitution of 400 hybrids using heat resilient maize inbred lines

  • Screening of new hybrids against heat stress and diseases in yield trials

  • Evaluation of promising hybrids versus multinational hybrids in research cum demonstration trials

  • Standardization of maize hybrid seed production technology

Duration

2015-16 to 2019-2020

Total Cost

Rs. 48.00 Million

Allocation  in 2019-20

Rs. 3.6 Million

Physical Activities

  • Maintenance  of heat tolerant inbred lines 

  • Constitution and Evaluation of heat tolerant hybrids

  • Conductance of on farm trials 

Expected Outcome

Constitution of new high yielding heat tolerant maize hybrids with respect to climate change

Contact Detail of Focal Person

Aamir Hussain (AB) 
0300-8759320