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AICRP on Seed


Mission of AICRP on Seed (Crops):

  • To ameliorate Seed Replacement Rate (SRR) and Varietal Replacement Rate (VRR) through production of adequate quantity of breeder seed and to develop regional specific seed technologies for improved yield and productivity.


Mandates of AICRP on Seed (Crops):


  • To produce breeder seed as per national requirement and augment quality seed production among agricultural crops in the country.
  • To conduct, coordinate and monitor research on different aspects of seed science and technology.
  • Qualitative and quantitative enhancement in seed production capabilities of institutions under NARES
  • Capacity building among various stake holders on seed production, processing, storage & packaging, quality control and seed health.
  • To establish linkages with Crop Improvement Projects, Seed Industry, Seed Regulatory Agencies, NGOs, KVKs etc.