Under this programme DSR has adopted 10 villages for feild line demonstrations (FLD) Viz, Kushmaur, Kahinaur, Paniara, Onaich, Etaura, Khiria, Bangli, Pinzara, Harpur and Khanderaipur, in which Farmers were selected from adopted villages and provided with quality seeds in order to popularize the quality seed production technologies in the rural areas. The periodical visits were made to the farmers’ field and the suitable package of practices was recommended to the farmers and they were motivated to adopt quality Seeds for the crop production. Under this programme the following activities have been carried out. This programme is being coordinated by Dr. Arvind Nath Singh Scientist.
About 50 farmers were selected from the adopted villages and distributed quality seeds of wheat. Their fields were monitored from time to time and recommended improved package of practices by monitoring team. The fields under this programme were visited by Dr. J. S Sandhu, ADG (Seed), ICAR, New Delhi. He interacted with the associated farmers and appreciated the programme. Kharif2011 Paddy About 50 farmers were selected from the adopted villages and distributed with quality seeds of paddy. Their fields were monitored from time to time and recommended improved package of practices by the monitoring team
Rabi-2011-12 DSR is conducting seed village programme, in which the farmers will be given small quantity of quality seed. Farmers will multiply the same at their field under the supervision of DSR scientists and the produced seed will be used as a seed for next season for their own field and excess seed will be sold to the neighboring farmers. By this way the horizontal spread of quality seed would be taking place. In this connection, for this Rabi season 2011-12 the quality seed was distributed by Dr. S Rajendra Prasad, Project
Director, and DSR on 25 November to the farmers. About 50 wheat farmers were selected from the DSR adopted villages and distributed with quality seeds of Variety of PBW- 550.
For the benefits of the farmers and extension workers Directorate organizes training, field day, Gosthis and Melas every year. In this year field day was conducted on 21 October, 2011 at DSR. About three hundred farmers from nearby villages were invited and shown result of
recent technologies in seed production especially saline & alkaline soil reclamation adopted by DSR. The farmers shown keen interest to adopt newer technologies especially for production of quality seeds.
Implementation of Seed Village Scheme-2011 30.11.2011 to 06.12.2011
Project: Seed Village Scheme during 2011-2012 under “Assistance for development and strengthening of infrastructure facilities for production and distribution of quality seeds
To upgrade the quality of farmers saved seed.
To provide financial assistance of 50 % of seed cost to ensure Foundation Seed / Certified Seed to the farmers.
To train the farmers about seed production technology and to demonstrate the importance of quality seed in increasing the crop productivity.
Date of start : Rabi 2011
Crop : Wheat
Farmer participate : In this scheme 3000 farmer has been participate and Directorate Seed Research (DSR) has distributed free Seed to farmer i.e. 40 Kg/farmer.
Varieties : PBW 502, PBW 343, PBW 550, HD 2733, PBW 416, : PBW 373, Unnat Halna, UP 2572, UP 2425, NW 1014, : Raj 3765, WR 544, HUW 234, KRL 210, KRL 213 and : HI1563
Principal Investigator : Dr. Rajiv Kumar Singh
Co-Principal Investigator : Dr. A. N. Singh
: Dr. H. S. Meena
: Sh. Vijay Kumar HP
: Sh. Somsundarm.G
Participation in Meetings/ Trainings/ Seminars/ Workshops
A four days farmers’ training on “Crop Production” was organized at DSR, Mau with the sponsorship from R N Agri. - clinic and Agri-business center, Ghazipur during 06.04.10 to 09.04.10 under the coordination of Dr. A. N. Singh.
XXV Annual Group Meeting of AICRP – National Seed Project was organized under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR during 04-06 May, 2010 at CRIJAF, Barrackpore, West Bengal with participation of more than 200 scientists from various corners of the country.
First meeting of Quinquennial Review Team - DSR for the period 2004-05 to 2008–09 was conducted under the Chairmanship of Dr. S.A. Patil, Chairman, Karnataka Krishi Mission, Bengaluru on 21 June, 2010 at Directorate of Maize Research, New Delhi.
QRT Meeting of DSR held at DMR, New Delhi on 21.06.10
QRT meeting held at IARI New Delhi on 21 July, 2010
Quinquinnial Review Meeting (QRT) of Directorate of Seed Research (DSR), Mau for the period 2004-05 to 2008-09 was held at IARI New Delhi on 21 July, 2010 for Northern Zones, at ANGRAU, Hyderabad during 12-13 August, 2010 for Southern Zones, at OUA&T, Bhubaneswar during 1-2 September, 2010 for Eastern Zone and final meeting at DSR, Mau on 21 December, 2010 for all remaining centres under the chairmanship of Dr. S.A. Patil, Chairman, Karnataka Krishi Mission, Bengaluru.
Brain storming session on “Novel molecules, tools and techniques for seed enhancement and farm prosperity” was held at DSR, Mau on 23 July, 2010 which was organized by Dr. Rajiv K. Singh, Sr. Scientist (Agronomy).
Training programme on “Micro array technology to unzip up and down regulation of genes governing seed related attributes” was organized by Dr. P.R. Choudhary, Sr. Scientist (Biotechnology) at DSR, Mau during 5 to 7 August, 2010.
Scientist-Media Interaction in coordination with IIVR, Varanasi under the sub- project “Mobilizing Mass Media Support for Sharing Agro-Information” in NAIP was held on 9 September, 2010 at DSR, Mau.
Final meeting of the corporate style functioning was held under the chairmanship of Dr. S.L. Mehta, former Vice Chancellor, MPUA&T, Udaipur on 20 September, 2010 at Director’s Board Room of IARI, New Delhi.
Scientific Discourse on “National Seed Bill, 2004 and Public Private Partnership (PPP) in seed sector” was held on 21 September, 2010 at NASC Complex, New Delhi.
Field visit to IARI RS, Karnal on maintenance breeding programme was organized on 22 September, 2010. Several nodal officers from different cooperating centres of AICRP – NSP (Crops) have participated.
Nodal officers of AICRP – NSP (Crops) visit to IARI RS, Karnal for maintenance breeding on
22 Sep, 2010
Training programme on Vigilance Awareness week “Generation of Awareness Against Corruption” was organized at DSR, Mau by Sh. Sushil K. Singh, Administrative Officer during 25 October to 1 November, 2010.
One day farmers training programme was held at DSR, Mau on 7 July, 2010 which was coordinated by Dr. Rajiv K. Singh, Sr. Scientist (Agronomy).
A field day programme on 11 November, 2010 was organized by Dr. A. N. Singh, Sr. Scientist (Entomology). About 39 farmers from various villages were participated in the field day programme.
Dr Arvind Nath Singh, Sr. Scientist (Entomology) conducted farmers training regarding scientific cultivation of rabi pulses on 21 October, 2010. About 38 farmers from nearby villages were participated in the training.
A farmers training was organized on 5 December,10 at DSR, Mau under ATMA program of Department of Agriculture, Uttar Pradesh by Dr. Dinesh Singh, Sr. Scientist (Plant Pathology).
Participation in Kisan Mela / Ghosti
Dr. Arvind N. Singh, Senior Scientist (Entomology) participated and hosted DSR exhibition stall in “Kisan Mela” on 17 April 2010, which was organized by Deputy Director (Agriculture), Ghazipur, UP.
Dr. Asit B. Mandal, Project Director, DSR, Mau attended “kharif kisan mela” in Mau on 22 May, 2010 organized by Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development (NEFORD) as chief guest and delivered a lecture on “Importance of
quality seeds in augmenting agriculture for enhance productivity at sustainable scale”.
Dr. Arvind N. Singh, Senior Scientist (Entomology) participated and hosted DSR exhibition stall in one day “Kharif kisan mela” in Mau on 22 May 2010, which was organized by Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development (NEFORD).
Dr. A. N. Singh attended Rabi Kisan mela organised by Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development (NEFORD), Mau on 2 November, 2010.
Dr. T. N. Tiwari has attended and delivered a lecture in Kisan Mela organized by NEFORD at Mau on 2 November, 2010.
“Science Direct Awareness and Discussion Session”
Directorate of Seed Research in collaboration with Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) and Elsevier South Asia (Pvt) Ltd, Gurgaon, India has organized a training programme on “Science Direct Awareness and Discussion Session” on 13.09.2012 to discuss about the use of science direct online scientific literature search database. Dr. Rajendra Prasad S. Project Director, DSR introduced the speaker Mr. Tanumoy Misra, Product trainer, from Elseveir India (Pvt) Ltd, Gurgaon, India and the importance of the topic to all scientific and technical staffs. The different search tools for extraction of data from subscribed journals and unique alert mechanisms available at science direct search engine were discussed in the session with modern state of art visual aid using on-line live presentation along with active question & answer session. Dr. Dhandapani R scientist in-charge, library profusely thanked all the participants and coordinated the session.
“Science Direct Awareness and Discussion Session” which was held on 13.09.2012 at DSR Mau.