Research & Development

Rasi Research & Development centre is recognized by DSIR, Govt.of. India

Crop Breeding

  • High yielding cotton lines / hybrids with bollgard technology for bollworm resistance
  • High yielding maize hybrids of different maturity groups
  • Elite rice lines / hybrids with bacterial leaf blight and blast resistance with high yield
  • Pearl millet hybrids with compact ear-head and stay green with downy mildew resistance and high yield
  • High yielding wheat lines / hybrids with high grain protein and rust resistance



  • Molecular breeding for agronomically important traits in cotton and rice
  • Genetic engineering of rice and brinjal for borer resistance
  • Genetic engineering of bhendi and cotton for virus resistance
  • Diagnosis of viruses.


Research Collaboration

Rasi seeds involved in Biotech research collaboration / Breeding research collaboration for crop improvement with the following National and International Institutes.

National Universities / Institutes

Crop: Bhendi
Project: Genetic Engineering of Bhendi for Bhendi Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus Disease (BYVMVD) Resistance
Institute: School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India


Crop: Cassava
Project: Transgenic cassava production with gene(s) conferring resistance to Indian cassava Mosaic virus Disease(CMD)
Institute: 1. Memorandum of Understanding between Rasi seeds and Center for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, India.2. School of life science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. (gene provider)
Funded by Rasi seeds and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under, SBIRI scheme.


Crop: Cotton
Project: Genetic engineering Of Cotton for Leaf curl virus (CLCuVD) disease resistance through RNAi approach.
Institute: Center for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, India.


Crop: Tomato
Project: Genetic Engineering of Tomato for Fruit Borer Resistance
Institute: National Research centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), IARI, New Delhi, India.


International Institutes

Crop: Rice
Project: Genetic Engineering Of Rice with Gene Conferring Resistance to Yellow Stem Borer (YSB)
Institute: University of Ottawa, Canada.


Crop: Brinjal
Project: Genetic Engineering of Brinjal for Fruit and Shoot Borer (FSB) Resistance
Institute: University of Ottawa, Canada.


Crop: Rice
Project: Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC)
Institute: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philiphines.


Crop: Maize
Project: IMIC
Institute: CIMMYT, Mexico.

R&D Center

Cuddalore Main Road, Ammampalayam Post,
Attur – 636 141,Salem Dist.,Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91 4282 329696
Handset: +91 99449 34063
Fax: +91 4282 235496

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