3rd April, 2015, Mau
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR, inaugurated XXX Annual Group Meeting of AICRP - National Seed Project (Crops) on 3rd April, 2015 at ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research, Mau, and Uttar Pradesh.
He emphasized contribution of AICRP –NSP (Crops) in accelerating varietal replacement rate (VRR) and seed replacement rate (SRR) in varied field crops. ICAR-DSR in collaboration with various SAUs/ ICAR Institutes should devise apt plan for export of quality seeds to SAARC, BRIC, BIMSTEC, ASEAN and African countries. He urged to develop climate resilient seed production technologies to mitigate adverse effect of climate change.
Dr S. Rajendra Prasad, Project Director, ICAR-DSR, Mau presented achievements in Breeder Seed Production (BSP) and Seed Technological Research (STR) made under AICRP - National Seed Project (Crops) during 2014-15.
Directors of related ICAR Institutes and other stakeholders also presented achievements of respective Centres.
IARI Regional Station, Karnal was adjudged as the best Breeder Seed Production (BSP) centre, whereas, MPKV, Rahuri was awarded as the best Seed Technological Research (STR) centre.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research, Mau)