Rice & Wheat Research Centre, CSKHPKV Malan

Last Updated: November 29, 2021


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Rice & Wheat Research Centre, Malan (RWRC) is located at 32O 1 N Latitude and 76O 20 E Longitude, 5 Km from the famous Chamunda Temple in the lap of majestic Dhauladhar  range of North Western Himalayas. The place is 950 m above mean sea level on Chandigarh-Palampur highway about 20 Km from Palampur and Dharamsala, the famous hill stations. The Centre is well connected by road/ and rail to Pathankot (95 Km) and Dharamshala airport at Gaggal (25 Km).

Centre History: The inception of this centre took place in 1936 at Saloh (Distt. Kangra) to tackle problems of hill rice cultivation. In 1938, it was shifted to Nagrota Bagwan and named Rice Breeding Sub-Station, subsequently transferred to Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana in 1962 and later to Himachal Pradesh University .Shimla in July 1970. The station was subsequently inherited by CSKHPKV, Palampur in 1978. Since 1980 the rice research has been reorganized at Rice Research Station, Malan and All India Co-ordinated Rice Improvement Project was transferred from Palampur to Malan in 1985. In 2002, the All India Co-ordinated Research Project on wheat was also shifted from CSKHPKV, Palampur to Malan and the station was renamed as Rice & Wheat Research Centre, Malan.

Centre Setup: Centre has an area of 6.5 ha spread in three blocks. The office-cum-lab. building and farm stores are located in main A block. Centre has well equipped labs with facilities for rice improvement, soil & plant analysis and crop protection studies. The source of irrigation is gravity channel (Kuhl) originating from Chamunda 5 Km from the Centre, which is at the tail end of the system. Recently, a deep tube well has been provided at the Centre to cater to its irrigation needs with sprinkler and pipeline irrigation.