Central Rice Research Institute

The Central Rice Research Institute (Dhan Gaveshna Kendra in Oriya) is situated near Vidyadharpur village on the Cuttack-Paradip Road, Orissa, India. It is one of the premier national research institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.


The Institute's scientists have many research results to their credit in various disciplines of rice research, including:


The site occupies approximately 250 acres. Many of the scientists are housed on the campus, which includes a co-operative store, co-operative dairy, and a CGHS dispensary. There is also a hostel and in-transit accommodation.


The research institute is divided into various departments, each headed by a Departmental Head. After the implementation of the Gajendragadkar Commission report, working conditions (in terms of pay) improved greatly for the research scientists. Most of the scientists stay in houses in the campus.

Notable staff

  • Directors:
    • Dr Richharia
    • Dr S.Y.Padmanabhan, D.Sc.
  • Senior Administrative Officer
    • S K Sinha
  • Scientists:
    • Dr R. N. Misra,
    • Dr B. K. Rao
    • Dr M. Seetharaman
    • Dr J. P. Kulshreshtha
    • Dr S. S. Jain
    • Dr Devdath
    • Dr P. K. Singh.

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