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ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore at a Glance

The ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore (SBI) is one of the oldest Agricultural Research Institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Established in 1912, the Institute had been largely responsible for meeting the sugarcane varietal requirements of the country for the past nine decades with the dual mandate of developing improved sugarcane varieties and also supporting the sugarcane breeding programmes of over 23 Sugarcane Research Stations in the country.


  • ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute is to evolve superior sugarcane varieties and develop crop production and protection technologies suited for different agro-climatic regions of the country to make sugarcane agriculture sustainable, profitable and more efficient in the use of natural resources.
  • Basic and strategic research on crop improvement, production and protection aspects of sugarcane
  • Collection, maintenance, evaluation, documentation and conservation of genetic resources of sugarcane / Saccharum species
  • Dissemination of technologies and capacity building

Success Stories

Sweet Revolution by Sugarcane Varieties of ICAR- SBI

Co 86032 - First Wonder Cane of New Millennium

Co 0238 – A Wonder Variety of Sugarcane: Millions reached and earned

Green and clean sugarcane fields through Micropropagation

Sugarcane Sett Treatment Device for effective delivery of agro-inputs

Sugarcane Juice- Anywhere Any Time

Soil Moisture Indicator Easy to use, simple, helps in deciding when to irrigate

Tractor drawn modified planter for sugarcane settlings

Quality seed production in sugarcane through Farmers’ participation


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CaneCon 2021 Registration Form given in this link (To use this online form kindly sign in to any of your gmail account)

'Early Bird registration extended upto 10th May 2021 - CANECON - 2021 'International Conference on Sugarcane Research : Sugarcane for Sugar and Beyond’

ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre Karnal gets tissue culture lab for disease-free cane seeds - News Item in 'The Tribune' Dt.12th Feb. 2021"

"Letter from Narendra Singh Tomar Ji on Farmers' issues"

"Distribution of Items to Tribal Villagers during February 2021"

"OXYTECH Coimbatore signed an MoU for Soil Moisture indicator technology on 09-12-2020"

"New farm Acts 2020"

"Commercialization of liquid jaggery technology from ICAR-SBI, RC Kannur"

"ICAR News on Virtual Advanced National Training Programme - 2020,inaugural address by Dr. Tilak Raj Sharma, DDG (Crop Science)"

"ICAR-SBI Scientists bag First Prize in National Water Award - 2019"

"கரும்பு இனப்பெருக்கு நிறுவன விஞ்ஞானிகளுக்கு தேசிய நீர் விருது: மத்திய நீர்வளத்துறை அமைச்சகம் வழங்கியது Published by Hindu Tamil News Paper"

"Click Here for Video Clips of Ministry of Jal sakthi gave away the first prize to ICAR-SBI- Soil Moisture Indicator under Best innovation category of water saving in the country"

"News Item on Co 0238 Published in Dainik Jagran Dated October 27, 2020"

"19th Sugarcane R&D Workshop of Northern Karnataka: General Circular - I"

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