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The National Sugar Crops Research Institute (NSCRI) was initially a development project funded by PARC through PSDP, government of Pakistan during 1995 for the period of three years. This development project continued till 2003 due to late releases and savings. The project on completion was converted to a regular institute of PARC on 1-07-2003. The institute is located on Jungshahi road at Makli beside the historic Makli graveyard. The compound comprises office buildings, laboratories and residential buildings on 4 acres of land which was purchased from government of Sindh. The institute owns 60 acre agricultural land used for sugarcane breeding research at deh kalakot on Thatta-Ghorabari road, almost 14 km from the main office.
Main Objectives of institute include developing sugarcane varieties with high sugar yield for different agro-ecological zones of the country, developing sugarcane varieties for stress conditions such as pests, drought, salinity, frost and high temperature and agronomic requirements for the new varieties developed at the Institute. Moreover, they aim to produce basic seed of new varieties in collaboration with progressive farmers and develop linkage between National and International Institutes for the exchange of scientific information, visits of scientists and training of manpower.