CPCRI in a nutshell
- Regional Stations
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- The Indian Society for Plantation Crops
- Staff profile
Regional Station, MINICOY
Officer In Charge: H.MOOSA
The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional station Minicoy, previously known as ‘ICAR Research Complex’ for Lakshadweep was established at Minicoy island in 1976 under the overall administrative control of ICAR. Consequent upon the formation of the island Zone under the ICAR system the station was merged with Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Port Blair, and Andaman in 1989 and the centre was brought under the control of CPCRI in 1994.
The Regional station is located at South Bandaram, 1.5 km away from main jetty on the main road side towards Minicoy light house. Latitude: 8o -17o N and longitude 73o- 04o E.
The total area of the station is 5.7 ha.
Coral sandy soil, Soil pH is 7.0 to 8.6.
The mean maximum temperature is 30.8o, minimum 23.8o and annual rain fall is 1728 mm.