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The ICAR-National Research Centre on Pomegranate, Solapur (Maharashtra), was established on June 16, 2005 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, as a step to strengthen research and development infrastructure for pomegranate crop. Though Universities and institutes all over the world are having research programmes on pomegranate, this is the only institution working solely on pomegranate. The centre was established to fulfill the growing demand for pomegranate both in domestic and export market through tapping the immense production potential prevailing in the country. Read More...

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Dr.Jyotsana Sharma-Director, NRCP

Dr.Jyotsana Sharma

Director(Acting), NRCP
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Pomegranate, Solapur since its inception in 2005, has made significant contributions both in research, extension and infrastructure development. In a short span of 12 years the Centre has made several remarkable accomplishments, noteworthy among which are establishment of well-equipped laboratories and farms, Field Gene Bank with 375 germplasm lines from indigenous and exotic sources; development of IDIPM Schedule for successful management of bacterial blight- disease that paralyzed pomegranate production during the year 2005-06 - and other diseases; Technology for Mass Production of Tissue Culture Plants along with Bio-Hardening.... Read More...



The pomegranate, botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree in the family Lythraceae that grows between 5 and 8 m tall.The fruit is typically in season in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February,[2] and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As intact arils or juice, pomegranates are used in baking, cooking, juice blends, meal garnishes, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages. The pomegranate originated in the region of modern-day Iran, and has been cultivated since ancient times in northern India.

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  • Dr. R.K.Pal

    Director, NRCP

    - Dr. R.K.Pal,
    With the launch of the website, we aspire of reaching new heights.

  • Dr. C. D. Mayee

    I visit the institute in Feb to have pre RAC. I must compliment that in these few months, the Director of the Institute has streamline the programmer as well as establish the laboratories and field. The institute is ready for inauguration and happy that it is shaping well under the Director, who is taking keen interest in the activities and taking the scientist with him congrats …

    - Dr. C. D. Mayee,
    Former Chairman, ASRB New Dehli

  • Dr. S. K. Malhotra

    Let us strive hard for identification of new genes for biotic and abiotic stress resistance am confident with concerted affords we can do it. All the best keep it up.

    - Dr. S. K. Malhotra,
    ADG (Horticulture) ICAR New Delhi

  • Dr. S. Ayyappan

    Since two last visit in 2010 NRCP has Growth in all dimensions with a new building, new leadership, it is vibrant, in the cause of the Pomegranate Farmers compliments, Best wishes…

    - Dr. S. Ayyappan,
    Former, DG ICAR, New Delhi

  • Dr.S.A. Patil

    Congratulations to the Directors Dr. Pal and his associate scientists for haring estd. NRC Pomegranate in shortest time with scientific way. The Research is toward solutions. I am sure under your leadership pomegranate farmers should lead the country in exposits- though Technical & business support to farmers. Wish you & your scientist a grand success…

    - Dr.S.A. Patil,
    Chairman Karnataka Krishi Mission and Former DOR IARI & Former Vice Chancellor UAS-Dharwad

  • I am extremely happy visiting the center & Interchange make Dr. Pal & his team of scientist. They onsets continue to work for improving the lot of our farmers. Best wishes…

    - D. K. Jain,
    Addl Secy, Dept. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Gort. Of India, New Delhi

  • Today, along with team of officers and innovative farmers visited NRCP, Sholapur. We are very much impressed by information and effective presentation of the Director, Dr. Pal laboratories and polyhouses management are also excellent post-harvest research and development activities in progress at this research centre will go a long way and prove beneficial to the farmers of Maharashtra. My Best wishes…

    - Shri Umakant Dangat,
    Former I.A.S. Commissioner of Agriculture, M. S. Pune-411001

  • Dr. K. V.  Prasad

    Delighted to see NRCP Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. R. K. pal, who meticulously put in place state of the art infrastructure very much impressed with excellent germplasm from across the word very useful value added products from almost all the parts of pomegranate. full compliments to team NRCP for the outstanding contributions.

    - Dr. K. V. Prasad,
    Director, ICAR-DFR, COA, shivajinagar, Pune.

  • I am extremely happy to see the developments of NRCP particularly labs, offices, establishment of orchards, farm ponds. Seed production perform of sorghum and pigeon-pea, publications, web-sites within first decade.Congratulate Dr. R. K. Pal and the scientists & other staff for these efforts...

    - Dr. D. P. Waskar,
    Director of Research VNMKV, Parbhani. Member, RAC NRCP

  • Dr. R. B. Deshmukh

    We had meeting of RAC at NRCP, Solapur,Today the 20th Dec, 2016. I am extremely happy to see the various research projects being conducted in field and laboratories. All the scientists made presentation on their research issues.The center is very well developed and several novel research projects and undertaken under the dynamic leadership of Dr. R. K. Pal.

    - Dr. R. B. Deshmukh,
    Former Vice Chancellor MPKV, Rahuri and chairman RAC, NRCP

  • Dr. K. P. Vishwanatha

    I am very happy to see the development & contributions of NRCP, within a short time. Excellent facilities and good accomplishments. Farmers are expecting a lot from this NRC. I wish it help all pomegranate farmers of State & country. MPKV will always work with NRCP for farmer’s welfare. I congratulate Director for many new initiatives and good vision for future.

    - Dr. K. P. Vishwanatha,
    Vice Chancellor MPKV, Rahuri

  • Dr. K. V.  Prasad

    Delighted to see NRCP Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. R. K. pal, who meticulously put in place state of the art infrastructure very much impressed with excellent germplasm from across the world, very useful value added products from almost all the parts of pomegranate. full compliments to team NRCP for the outstanding contributions.

    - Dr. K. V. Prasad,
    Director, ICAR-DFR, COA, shivajinagar, Pune.

  • I am pleased to visit NRCP and so happy to see the infrastructure facilities of international standard. The contribution made by the institute brought visibility to the institute. I congratulate Dr. R.K. Pal, Director for efforts he has taken NRCP to a greater height including commercialization of technologies. I congratulate all the staff for their dedicated efforts.

    - Dr. T. Janakiram,
    ADG (Horticulture Science) ICAR, New Delhi.

  • Dr. Y. S. Nerkar

    It was a pleasure to see the work and progress done by the NRCP within a short span of time, especially in this initial phase. I congratulate all the scientists and office. My best wishes in their endeavor …

    - Dr. Y. S. Nerkar,
    Former Vice Chancellor MPKV Rahuri and Chairman QRT NRCP

  • Dr. W.S. Dhillon

    The institution has successfully passed juvenile stage and now entered adult stage. The NRCP is showing high sign of success in terms of infrastructure, development, research and technologies development. I am hopeful that under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Pal, NRCP will achieve new heights…

    - Dr. W.S. Dhillon,
    ADG Horticulture-I, ICAR, New Delhi

  • Shri J S Saharia

    केंद्र का दौरा करना और उनकी विभिन्न गतिविधियों को देखना खुशी थी सभी वैज्ञानिकों, कर्मचारियों और कर्मचारियों को उनके उत्कृष्ट काम के लिए बधाई यह हमारे शुष्क भूमि किसानों के लिए बड़ा जन्म हो सकता है, मैं उल्लेख कर सकता हूं कि मुझे एनआरसीपी के लिए आवंटित इस भूमि को प्राप्त करने में दिलचस्पी थी 2005-2006 जब मैं सचिव सचिव था। शुभकामनाएँ ...

    - Shri J S Saharia,
    State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra

  • Shri Tapas Bhattacharyya

    Excellent Institute Beautiful Campus upkeep shows that there's a price mind and soul working from behind. Keep it Up.My Appreciation.

    - Shri Tapas Bhattacharyya,
    Vice-Chancellor, DBSKKV Dapoli

  • Dr S N Jha

    Very impressive well manage institute pilot plant is good and can be multiplied early.

    - Dr S N Jha,
    Assistant Director General (PE) ICAR

  • सक्षम निदेशक के तहत संस्थान की प्रगति को देखकर खुशी हुई। प्रत्येक प्रगति वैज्ञानिक बॅकग्राउंड के साथ रही है। मूल्य वृद्धि में किसानों की आय बढ़ाने के लिए अच्छी क्षमता है। वैज्ञानिक टीम के साथ बातचीत करने के लिए खुश हुॅ। उन्हें एक बड़ी सफलता मिले।

    - डॉ प्रकाश पाटिल,
    परियोजना सह समन्वयक (फल) आईसीएआर-IIHR बंगलुरु -89

  • डॉ एच पी सिंह

    आउटपुट, परिणाम और बुनियादी ढांचे के विकास के मामले में केंद्र द्वारा उत्कृष्ट प्रगति की गई। किसानों के बीच प्रभाव पैदा किया गया है लेकिन अपेक्षित लक्ष्यों को प्राप्त करने के लिए बदलती परिदृश्य प्रौद्योगिकी विकसित की जानी चाहिए। मैं उनके कड़ी मेहनत के लिए डॉ शर्मा और टीम की तारीफ करता हूं और उन्हें शुभकामनाएं देता हूं।

    - डॉ एच पी सिंह,
    पूर्व उपमहानिदेशक आईसीएआर

  • श्री.छबीलेन्द्र रौल

    यह इस एनआरसी की एक छोटी लेकिन शिक्षित यात्रा थी। यह ध्यान देने योग्य है कि इस एनआरसी ने बैक्टीरियल ब्लाइट और अन्य बीमारियों से लड़ने के लिए महत्वपूर्ण अनार की किस्मों और प्रोटोकॉल विकसित किए हैं। इसी तरह ऊतक संस्कृति प्रोटोकॉल और प्रसंस्करण तकनीक विकसित की गई है जिसका व्यावसायीकरण किया जा रहा है। मैं इस एनआरसी, इसके वैज्ञानिकों और कर्मचारियों को भारत में इस महत्वपूर्ण फल से संबंधित इस कृषि समुदाय की सेवा करने के अपने प्रयास में सभी सफलता की कामना करता हूं।

    - श्री.छबीलेन्द्र रौल,
    स्पेशल सेक्रेटरी ,डेयर तथा सेक्रेटरीआइसीएआर, नई दिल्ली