India: The Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) at a glance – ‘In tune with the times’

Image result for shimla potato research instituteThe CPRI (Central Potato Research Institute) was established in 1949 in India. Since then it became a world-renowned and well respected research institute for potato research, potato breeding and potato development efforts in all. The headquarters of CPRI was shifted to Shimla in 1956 because this location provided the ideal conditions for producing and maintaining healthy potato seed and breeding new varieties from an extensive potato genetic base, especially given the altitude and the particular climate in the hills of Shimla – which provided the ideal conditions for potato production and seed multipication. CPRI’s infrastructure grew hugely from hereon… Watch video for more.