Project 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...Know more
Information Centre This Website is part of Information Centre developed with the financial assistance from Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India, New Delhi, under the…..Know more
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...Know more
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...Know more
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.
Starting from 3 kg of onion seed in 1979, the NHRDF produces over 300 tonnes of onion seed and distribute annually to serve the farmers more closely. NHRDF produces more than 1,000 tonnes of garlic seed and 1500 tonnes of potato seed annually. Besides, NHRDF produces and distribute seeds of okra, baby corn, cauliflower, carrot, coriander, French bean, methi, peas, cowpea muskmelon, palak, radish, chilli, tomato, drumstick etc in different parts of the country. The replacement of onion and garlic varieties is achieved to a considerable extent through distribution of quality seed. Seeds are distributed through various centres of NHRDF in different parts of the country.Know more
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, entomologica...
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...Know more