ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NNRI) is one of the institutes of ICAR under Crop Science Division. The goal of NRRI is to ensure food and nutritional security of the present and future generations of the rice producers and consumers.
NNRI is a member of the following work packages:
Investigating the consequences of reducing nitrogen pollution and how this will impact society, human well-being and the economy in the future. How choices made in other parts of the world affect South Asian decisions on nitrogen and vice versa is also explored
Surveys will investigate how farmers use nitrogen to better understand how they make decisions on nitrogen use with both crops and livestock. This will help make sure solutions to reduce pollution are socially and culturally acceptable
Conduct experiments on different agricultural practices to discover what are the best ways to reduce pollution without compromising on growth, food quality or create other impacts
Genetic research will be conducted to work out which genes in crops affect how well they use nitrogen so more nitrogen efficient crops, which create less waste, can be developed
Collating data and identifying gaps, bringing together many data sets in one place, to create detailed maps on nitrogen pollution in the atmosphere around South Asia. From this nitrogen budgets can be developed to help direct policy making