Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources

Society Objective

The primary objective of the society is to provide a forum to various workers in the field of plant genetic resources to express their views, publish their findings and interact with different stakeholders. The society aims at the following:

  1. To promote research in the field of PGR especially in germplasm exploration and collecting, conservation, evaluation and characterization, introduction and exchange, quarantine and related activities.
  2. To encourage the management of PGR in an integrated fashion involving different disciplines such as Economic Botany, Ecology, Ethnobotany, Biosystematics, Biotechnology, Physiology, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy, Pathology, Entomology, Nematology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science and Informatics.
  3. To provide a forum to the scientists for expressing their critical views based on scientific knowledge, rational thinking on policies related to PGR.
  4. To collect, collate and disseminate information on PGR programmes.
  5. To encourage and promote close association and collaboration among members belonging to various disciplines.
  6. To provide recognition to persons having made significant contribution in furthering the science of plant genetic resources.
  7. To work in association with international organizations and other societies with similar interests
  8. To publish research journal at periodical intervals.