The Directorate had been shifted from Mumbai to Nagpur in 2014. Consequent upon reorganization of Commodity Development Directorates (CDD’s), the functions of the Crop Development Directorates were rationalized by the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India w.e.f. 21st June 1995 combining bifocal responsibilities viz. basic responsibility of “development of Cotton at national level as Nodal Crop” and “Area Specific Functions for monitoring of schemes of DA&FW in the states of Maharashtra and Goa”.

Functions & duties of the Directorate:

A. Nodal Crops (Cotton):

B. Area Specific functions in the assigned states – Maharashtra & Goa: