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The Directorate of Sugarcane Development, a subordinate office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India came into existence on December 1969 after re-designation of the Regional Office of Sugarcane Development (ROSD), Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development & Cooperation, Department of Agriculture, 19-20 Rohtak Road, New Delhi-110 005. Since its inception in 1945 as Indian Central Sugarcane Committee (ICSC), Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development & Cooperation, Department of Agriculture, 19-20 Rohtak Road, New Delhi-110 005 has witnessed sea changes.

In December 1965 it has reorganized as Regional Office (Sugarcane), Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development & Cooperation, Department of Agriculture (ICAR), New Delhi which further REORGANIZED to ROSD in April 1966 under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development & Cooperation, Department of Agriculture at 19-20 Rohtak Road, New Delhi-110 005. This has redefined and concretized the role of umbrella organizations under the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation including erstwhile Commodity Directorates. Accordingly, a Workshop entitled The role of Commodity Directorate and the Directorate of Extension was organized at National Centre for Management of Agriculture Extension (MANAGE), Hyderabad on 17-18th June 1988. Based on the decision taken in the Hyderabad Workshop, all the commodity Directorates were restructured and re-designated as Crop Development Directorates (CDDs) retaining their original names with bi-focal responsibilities keeping in view three factors in force i.e. Farming Systems Approach, Need for Regional Role and Support to Thrust Programmes.

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