Research and Development (R&D) work in the field of Agriculture of Tripura are being looked after by the State Agriculture Research Station (Erst-while Research-Cum-Demonstration Farm) of Department of Agriculture, Government of Tripura since 1961. This Research Station is located at Arundhatinagar.
The research station is located at 220 52" E latitude and 910 10" N longitude having elevation of 12.6 m with sandy loam soil and pH range of 5.1 to 5.5. Adaptive research is the mandate of the State Agriculture Research Station. This station endeavors to keep pace with the new frontiers of crop improvements and contemporary developments those are socially and technically relevant to the States Agriculture Policy. In view of its significant contribution towards the rice research and development it has become a voluntary centre of All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Programme. The main objective of the station is to disseminate the modern technology among the farming community of Tripura by carrying out research works. The Research Units of this establishment namely Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Pest Management conducts basic adaptive research on different aspects of Crop Management, Crop Improvement and Crop Protection. Besides this State Soil Testing Laboratory and State Seed Testing laboratory is also providing different Agro Advisory Services to the farmers of Tripura. The Station has also to its credit State Bio-fertilizer Production Centre, State Pesticide Testing Laboratory and State Bio-Control Production Centre which are significantly contributing to the Agriculture field in a sustainable approach.