The Regional Centre of the Institute at Bhubaneswar is concentrating on research on sweet potato and aroids catering to the needs of the Eastern and North Eastern Regions of the country. It also functions as a Phytosanitary Centre for screening of germplasm received from abroad. At present 13 Institutional and 9 externally aided projects dealing with the vital issues related to improvement, production, protection and utilization of tropical tuber crops and also to fulfill the socio-economic commitments of the farming community are in operation at the Regional Centre.