As the Director of NRCB, it has been an eventful and satisfying journey for me to witness the phenomenal growth of the Centre over last 25 years ...
The Centre has developed good linkages with International institutes viz., Bioversity (INIBAP), France ; CIRAD, France ; KUL, Belgium ; IAEA, Austria, QDPI, Australia, QUT, Australia and BAPNET, Philippines.
It collaborates with different National Research Institutions for different activities. NBPGR, New Delhi; BARC, Mumbai; CIRCOT, Mumbai; IICT, Hyderabad; IIHR, Bangalore; NHB, New Delhi; BTC, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and all SAUs. Tissue culture industries involved in Banana mass propagation, farmers, exporters, Banana federations, State Horticulture and Agriculture departments, self-help groups are linked with the Centre for various research developmental activities.