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




गन्ने ने किसानों को बनाया आत्मनिर्भर : बक्शी राम (Source: जागरण संवाददाता, करनाल)"

World Soil Day was celebrated on 05.12.2018 in a farmer’s field at Vairamangam, Erode District."

"Updated Advisory for fall armyworm attack in sugarcane"

DG, ICAR inaugurates the XII ISSCT International Workshop at Coimbatore

Mobile-App "Cane Adviser" on Sugarcane for Cane growers and millers launched.

" Certificates of Variety Registration (Co 0118,Co 0237,Co 0403,Co 05011) ”

" Plant Variety Registration - Varieities registered ”

''Vacancy Announcements ”

''भा.कृ.अनु.प - गन्ना प्रजनन संस्थान क्षेत्रीय केन्द्र , करनाल - कार्यवाही विवरण।/ सारांश ”

Mobile-App "Cane Adviser" on Sugarcane for Cane growers and millers developed.

Twenty new sugarcane varieties undergoing field trials

UP becomes largest sugarcane producer with 87 lakh tonnes sugar

Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI felicitated for his contributions in improving farmers’ income and sugar recovery through the variety Co 0238.

UP Sugar Output hits all-time record

Ganne Ki Kheti Mein Ab to 38-38 Ho Ri

Sugarcane farmers opt for drought-tolerant varieties

Sugarcane Breeding Institute gets award for two predominant varieties

Sugarcane Breeding Institute's two cane varieties recognised

" The Wonder Variety Co 0238 was evolved under the leadership of Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI at Regional center,Karnal is doing wonders in subtropical India (UP)."

"Ganna Prakash - Hindi magazine"

"Success story (100tons/acre) YLD free Co 86032"

Advisories to mitigate the impact of drought in sugarcane

Yield potential of Co 0238 in UP(Source: Hindustan, Lucknow)

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