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Projects The NHRDF implements various projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture Government of India; NAFED; National Horticulture Board (NHB); UNDP and ICAR on different vegetables, particularly on onion and garlic under its research...

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Seeds Starting from more 3 kg of onion seed in 1979, the NHRDF produces over 200 tonnes of onion seed and distribute annually to serve the farmers more closely. In garlic, NHRDF produces more than 1,000 tonnes of garlic...

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Research The National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF) is engaged in Research and developmental programmes. Research projects are carried out onion, garlic and other vegetable crops during the Kharif...

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Thrust Areas Future thrust areas for research and developmental work are : Strengthening germplasm collection, maintaining, documenting, conservation and screening for breeding new varieties. Developing and evolving high-yielding varieties...

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Vision

The vision of NHRDF is “Enriching Indian Horticulture by developing and disseminating advance technologies for making India as a global leader in Horticulture sector”. This will be focused especially on the promotion of vegetable crops like Onion, Garlic etc. This will be achieved by enhancing the production, productivity and minimizing post-harvest losses of onion, garlic and other export-oriented horticultural crops, which will facilitate to meet the domestic needs and make India the global leader in export.

The NHRDF Mandate

  • Undertake / conduct research or facilities in research and scientific investigations for the growth and development of varieties of various export-oriented horticultural crops.
  • Establish institutes, laboratories, research centres, model farms, and study teams for promoting better quality and higher yield of horticultural produce, better packaging, suitable transportation and shipping to improve the shelf-life of the produce, and conduct experiments and provide funds...
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A report on the Brain Storming session on ‘Crop improvement, production technology, seed production and processing of garlic” held at NHRDF, Nasik in Nov 2014.

Garlic is one of the important bulb crop grown and used as a spice or a condiment throughout India. It is mainly used for flavouring and seasoning vegetables and meat dishes. It also has many medicinal properties. Garlic preparations are given...

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Services of NHRDF

The NHRDF has established laboratories on Seed Technology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Physiology, Soil Testing and Bio-chemistry, Pesticides Residue Analysis. The basic aims of these laboratories are to analyze plant, soil, and seed samples obtained from the research and developmental activities. Due to consistent demand from the farmers/exporters as also to guide them on pathological, entomological and nutritional aspects for better...
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Welcome to NHRDF

building The National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF) was established by National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) and its Associate Shippers of onion on 3 November, 1977 under Societies Registration Act, 1860 at New Delhi. During 1989, the Head Office of NHRDF was shifted to Nasik but the Registered Office is at New Delhi . The aim of establishment of NHRDF was to guide the farmers, exporters and others concerned for improving the productivity and quality of horticultural...

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