Millets - Sorghum, Pearl millet, Finger millet, Small millets (Barnyard, Common, Kodo,Little, Foxtail). All millets, Maize & Barley are known as Coarse cereals

Front Line Demonstrations

Front Line demonstrations (FLDs) is a unique approach to provide and direct interface between researcher and farmers as the scientists are directly involved in planning, execution and monitoring of the demonstrations for the technologies developed by them and get direct feedback from the farmers’’ field about the crops like wheat, rice and pulses production in general and technology being demonstrated in particular. This enables the scientists to improvise upon the research programme accordingly. In FLDs, the subject matter scientists provide technological inputs to extension scientists to organize the demonstrations. Thus, FLDs provide an opportunity to researchers and extension personnel for understanding the farmer’s resources and requirement to fine tune and/or modify the technologies for easy adaptability at farmers’ fields.

The FLDs for Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Pearl millet, Maize, Barley, Sorghum and Small Millets are approved component of National Food Security Mission (NFSM). The FLDs are conducted by the ICAR/SAUs system. The ICAR Institutes i.e. Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, Indian Institute of Pulse Research, Kanpur, Directorate of Maize Research, Delhi, Directorate of Small Millets, Bangalore, Directorate of Pearl millet, Mandore, Jodhpur and Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad are the nodal Institutions for organizing the FLDs on rice, wheat, pulses, maize, small millets, pearl millet and sorghum, respectively.


Frontline Demonstration is a form of applied research through IDAR/SAUs system on latest notified/released varieties along with full package of practices on selected farmers’ fields with an view to demonstrate the potentiality of the technologies to (a) participating farmers (b) neighbouring farmers and other agencies; (c) to analyze the production (d) performance of  the technologies for scientific feed back.


  • To demonstrate improved Crop Production Technologies of Rice, Wheat, Pulses and Coarse Cereals on the farmers’ fields.

  • To popularize the newly notified and improved varieties/technologies for varietal diversification and efficient management of resources.

  • To bring synergy among planners, researchers, farmers and industry for parable interface through seminars/ symposium on emerging themes of importance in the field of Rice, Wheat and Pulses production for deciding strategies for development of these crops.

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