Agriculture constitutes the lifeline of
villages where more than 70% of Indian population lives. To have successful
agriculture, quality seed constitute the most important component. Realizing the
importance of seed, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research launched the All
India Coordinated Research Project on seed the “National Seed Project” in 1979.
Based on the over all progress and development of the National Seed Project and
growing importance of seed in modern
agriculture, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research
has upgraded the Project Coordinator Unit of National Seed Project to the status
of the Project Directorate in X Plan named as “Directorate of Seed Research”.
Directorate of Seed Research started operating since 31 December 2004 from
Kushmaur village in the district Maunath Bhanjan, UP. The institute is about 120
km towards North-East of the Holy City of Varanasi, UP,