This study was conducted in order to understand the importance of the identified stakeholders in terms of power and interest in the diffusion of CAU-R series high yielding varieties of Rice among the farmers of Manipur. Three valley districts namely Imphal East, Thoubal and Bishnupur were purposively selected for the study and 85 stakeholders were identified and prioritised according to “degree of power to” and “degree of interest on” in the successful dissemination of improved technology among the farming fraternity. The results of the study witnessed that the Central Agricultural University, Imphal, the Department of Agriculture, Manipur and the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare had high power and high interest in all the three districts along with Krishi Vigyan Kendra Imphal East, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Thoubal and the Regional Rice Research Station in Imphal East and Thoubal districts respectively. The farmers and the Farmer collectives were identified with high interest and low power while the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Regional Centre, Manipur and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Imphal West remained with neutral power and interest in all the three districts. The Media comprising mainly of the All India Radio, Doordarshan Television and the local newspaper Sangai express has very low interest as well as power in all the three districts. Through these observations we conclude that stakeholders like farmers and farmer cooperatives who are the actual intenders of the technology with considerable level of interest should be involved into the system for effective planning, decision-making and successful functioning of the innovation system.