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Mandate And Mission Of AICRP-NSP (Crops)

Aim (Mission):

  • 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.

 

Objectives

  • Production and supply of quality nucleus and breeder seed as per national requirement.

  • Development of field and seed standards for seed certification and testing, respectively for quality seed production.

  • Deployment of frontier technologies including biotechnology for establishing distinctness of varieties.

  • Identification of locations for disease free seed production and development of rapid molecular techniques for detection of different seed borne diseases.

  • Identification of suitable seed treatment/materials/methods and its synergistic effect on safe storage of seeds.

  • Human resource development of various stakeholders to demonstrate the superiority of quality seed in improving agriculture production.