| Last Updated:22/08/2022

R&D Institutions

Summary of List of R & D and Other Organisations and Institutions in India involved in Combating Desertification.


Area/Sector Main Institutions Universities/Other Institutions










National Rainfed Area Authority(NRAA) New Delhi, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (CSWCR&TI), Central ResearchInstitute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), NationalResearch Centre for Agroforestry (NRCAF), IndianGrassland and Fodder Research Institute (IGFRI), Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI) ICRISAT, Agricultural Research Universities,CAPART, TERI, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), NABARD, DRDO-Leh, All Universities in states in arid &semi arid zone of India.



















Indian Council for Forestry Research & Education(ICFRE), Forest Research Institute (FRI), Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI)







GB Pant Himalayan Development, Indian Institute of Forest management (IIFM),Bhopal, Indian Plywood Industries Research and training Institute (IPIRTI),Bangalore, Indira Gandhi National forestAcademy (IGNFA), Dehradun, Directorate ofForestry Education, Dehradun, Wildlife Instituteof India (WII), Dehradun, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), New Delhi with zonal offices at Mysore, Bhopal and Bubaneshwar, Department of Forests of all states in arid &semi arid zone of India.




Water Resources




National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD),Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), CentralWater Commission (CWC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Command Area Development Authority (CADA), National Institute of Hydrology(NIH) Roorkee. State level institutions of these organi-sations. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)





Monitoring and Assessment








All India Soil and Landuse Survey (AISLUS), National Bureau of Soil Survey &Landuse Planning (NBSSLUP), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), National Remote SensingAgency (NRSA), Department of Space (DOS) centres, Space Application Centre (SAC), India Meteorological Department (IMD), National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), National Medium Range Weather Forecasting Centre (NMRWFC)




















Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), Council for People’s Action for Rural Technology (CAPART), Indian Renewable Development Agency ( IREDA)




Rural Development





National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)






State Institutes of Rural Development (SIRDs), Council for Advancement of People’s Action & Rural Technology (CAPART), National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD)