Hyderabad is a strong contributor in the areas of Knowledge economy, space, global science, and engineering. This image has further got a major facelift, with Inauguration of the First Multi-Crop Research Centre (MCRC) in India. The is a prestigious venture of DuPont, and the centre is at the city’s outskirts at Wargal in Medak district of Telanagana.
The MCRC commenced its construction in May 2012, and is spread over 100 acres. The research to be initiated will be on Corn, rice, millet, mustard, and cotton hybrid seeds development.
DuPont had entered Hyderabad in 2008 with its integrated science and technology center, the DuPont Knowledge Center (DKC). The DKC is one of the six DuPont global R&D centers located outside the US, with others centers in China, Japan, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland.
The flagship plant breeding and research facility in India will enable the DuPont Pioneer seed business to bring innovation to multiple crops that are grown locally, thereby improving the productivity of Indian farmers. “The facility will enable the deployment of trailblazing breeding technologies such as molecular breeding, doubled haploids for development of high quality hybrids adapted to local and regional growing conditions,” a company release said.