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Seed output: BHU gets Rs 1.25 crore

THE INDIAN Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has granted Rs 1.25 crore to the Banaras Hindu University. This fund is part of the national project on seed production for agriculture crop and fisheries, Deputy Director General of ICAR (Horticulture and Crop Sciences), Dr Kalloo Gautam handed over a sum of around Rs 81 lakh as second installment of this project to BHU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Panjab Singh here at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS-BHU) on Saturday.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2006 10:25 IST

THE INDIAN Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has granted Rs 1.25 crore to the Banaras Hindu University. This fund is part of the national project on seed production for agriculture crop and fisheries, Deputy Director General of ICAR (Horticulture and Crop Sciences), Dr Kalloo Gautam handed over a sum of around Rs 81 lakh as second installment of this project to BHU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Panjab Singh here at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS-BHU) on Saturday.

The main objective of this nationwide mega project is to produce quality seeds to ensure better seed supply to farmers.

The project includes production of field crops including mushrooms, planting material under horticulture and fisheries. Horticulture, Genetics and Plant Breeding Department, Fisheries and Agronomy Department of the IAS-BHU have been involved in this project to develop breeder and nuclear seeds.

The BHU would get  Rs 2.19 crore out of this Rs 200 crore national project on seed production.

85 agricultural institutes have been selected for this project. Director of Directorate of Seed Research (Mau), Dr AB Mandal is the principal investigator of this nationwide project whereas Dr Kalloo Gautam is supervising this project.

Director of IAS-BHU, Prof Shivraj Singh, Dean of IAS-BHU, Prof Janardan Singh, Director of Directorate of Seed Research (Mau), Dr AB Mandal, Director of Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Dr Mathura Rai and departments heads of IAS-BHU were present  in the meeting.