Ongoing Research projects

Project (Core project and URP) Scientist Name and Designation Project duration
URP – New. Standardization of dormancy breaking methods and seed germination improvement in Indigofera tinctoria. (PI) Dr. K. Sundaralingam Professor (SST) July 2019 – June 2021

 

URP – SEC/CBE/SST/PUL/2019/002

Documentation of seed quality status of farm saved seeds of pulses in major pulse growing districts in Tamil Nadu

Dr. M. Kathiravan
Asst. Professor (SST)
September 2019 to
July 2021
URP – CPPS/CBE/ENT/2019/001
Diversity of Callosobruchus pic in Coimbatore district and its management. (PI)
Dr. R. Arulprakash

Asst. Professor (Ento.)

2019 to 2022
AICRP- NSP (Crops) – Seed Technology Research. (PI)

Total No. of Experiment – 9.

Seed Production and Certification – 3 Experiment.

Seed physiology, storage and testing – 5 Experiment.

Seed processing – 1 Experiment.

 

Dr. C. Vanitha
Asst. Professor (SST)
2019-2020
AICRP- NSP (Crops) – Seed Entomology
Total No. of Experiments – 6. (PI)
Dr. R. Arulprakash,
Asst. Professor (Ento.)
2019-2020
AICRP- NSP (Crops) – Seed Pathology.
Total No. of Experiments – 7. (PI)
Dr. T. Anand, Asst. Professor (Pl. Path.) 2019-2020

Schemes – Ongoing schemes                                   

S.No. Name of the scheme PIs & CO-PIs Sponsor Year Budget
1. AICRP – National Seed Project (Crops) Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. C. Vanitha
Asst. Professor (SST)
Dr. R. ArulprakashAsst. Professor (Ento.)

Dr. T. Anand
Asst. Professor (Pl. Path.)

ICAR 2019-20 67.48
2. ICAR – Seed Project Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. C. Vanitha
Asst. Professor (SST)
Dr. S. Sundaralingam
Professor (SST)Dr. M. Kathiravan

Asst. Professor (SST)

ICAR 2019-20 11.50
3. Tribal Sub Plan Scheme Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. C. Vanitha
Asst. Professor (SST)
Dr. R. ArulprakashAsst. Professor (Ento.)

Dr. T. Anand
Asst. Professor (Pl. Path.)

ICAR 2019-20 13.00
4. Seed Hub project – “Creation of Seed Hubs for increasing indigenous production of Pulses in India” Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. S. Sundaralingam Professor (SST)
GOI 2016-17 to
2019-20
1050.00
5. Seed Hub project – “Creation of seed hubs for Enhancing quality seeds availability of major oilseed crops” – Groundnut Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. M. Kathiravan
Asst. Professor (SST)
GOI 2018-19 &
2019-20
150.00
6. Seed Hub project – “Creation of seed hubs for Enhancing quality seeds availability of major oilseed crops” – Castor Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. M. Kathiravan
Asst. Professor (SST)
GOI 2018-19 &
2019-20
150.00
7. NADP Project – “Farmers’ participatory seed production and popularization of MGR 100  Rice in Tamil Nadu” Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. K. Sundaralingam
Professor (SST)Dr. G. Sasthri
Assoc. Professor (SST)

Dr. M. Kathiravan
Asst. Professor (SST)

GOI – NADP 2018-19 &
2019-20
118.90
8. NADP Project – “Demonstration on quality seed production and arresting seed deterioration during storage in groundnut” Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. K. Sundaralingam
Professor (SST)Dr. M. Kathiravan
Asst. Professor (SST)
GOI – NADP 2018-19 &
2019-20
80.00
9. Seed Hub – National Food Security Mission – Creation of seed hubs for increasing production of millet crops in India. Dr. S. Sundareswaran
Director, Seed CentreDr. G. Sasthri
Assoc. Professor (SST) 
NFSM 2019-2020 to 2022-2023 50.00

Completed schemes

 

S.No. Name of the scheme Sponsor Year Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
1. National Horticulture Mission Project GOI 2005-06 120.00
2. NADP (RKVY)  “Strengthening of quality seed production and distribution” Phase I GOI – NADP 2007-08 & 2008-09 319.200
3. Seed Village Component for Development and strengthening of seed infrastructure facilities for production and distribution of quality seeds- at Directorate of Extension Education GOI 2007-2011 81.925
4. Hybrid rice production component “Promoting cereal hybrid seed” GOI 2007-08 5.76
5. Central Sector Scheme – Quality control arrangement – Establishment of hybridity testing GOI 2009-10 10.00
6. NADP (RKVY) – Strengthening of quality seed production and distribution (Phase II) GOI – NADP 2009-10 to 2011-12 31.33
7. NADP (RKVY) – Farmers Participatory Seed Production demo and trainings on pulses and oilseeds (Phase III) GOI – NADP 2010-11 to 2012-13 46.00
8. GOI – Central Sector Scheme Quality Control Arrangement on seeds – “Development and strengthening of infrastructure facilities for production and distribution of quality seeds” GOI 2011 – 2014 174.00
9. NADP (RKVY) “Production and Supply of Foundation seeds of Pulses by TNAU” Phase IV GOI – NADP 2011 – 2014 83.04
10. NADP (RKVY) – Promotion of quality seed production in green manure crops (Phase – I) GOI – NADP 2013-14 & 2014-15 40.00
11. Promotion of quality seed production in Green Manure Crops – II GOI – NADP 2014-15 74.08
12. Part II plan scheme – “Revenue model to improve soil organic content by promoting green manure seed production through demonstration and training cum awareness programme” State Govt. 2014-15 42.59
13. Creation/Strengthening of Infrastructure Facilities for production and distribution of quality seeds under National Mission on Agricultural Extension & Technology (NMAET) GOI 2015-2016 29.80

Trainings conducted

2019-20

S.No.   Title Date Kind of Stakeholders No. of Beneficiaries
i. Training Awareness Programme on International (OECD) Seed Certification” 11.09.2019 Seed Certification Officers of Tamil Nadu, Private Seed Producers and Seed Technologists 57

 2018-19

S.No.   Title Date Kind of Stakeholders No. of Beneficiaries
i. Training
Tribal Sub Plan Programme Awareness programme on “seed production in millets, pulses and vegetable crops” 24.10.2019 Tribal farmers 102
  ICAR-Winter School New Vistas in Seed Production, Processing, Seed Enhancement and Marketing 14.11.2018 to 04.12.2018 Scientists 25
  Tribal Sub Plan Programme Awareness programme on “seed production in millets, pulses and vegetable crops” -Distribution of seeds and farm implements to the tribal farmers 28.02.2019 Tribal farmers 150
Workshop Annual Seed Workshop 20.03.2019 Scientists, Stake holders and Farmers 50
ii. Field day/ Seed days
  Field day Sensitizing the seed growers on groundnut new variety VRI 8 and Seed production techniques in groundnut 11.09.2018 Farmers 50
Demonstration of seed production technology in green manure crops 14.09.2018 Farmers 50

 2017-18

S.No.   Title Date Kind of Stakeholders No. of Beneficiaries
i. Training Training on Pulse seed production and new varieties introduction 15.02.2018 Tribal farmers 100
    Training on pulse seed production and vegetable cultivation 14.03.2018 Tribal farmers 100
Training on Flower crops production techniques 23.03.2018 Tribal farmers 100
ii. Field day/ Seed days Popularization of high yielding varieties of little millet 13.10.2017 SC/ST farmers 25
    Popularization of high yielding varieties of barnyard millet 03.11.2017 SC/ST farmers 25
Field day on “Sensitizing the seed growers on rice new variety TKM 13” 13.12.2017 Farmers 50
Workshop on “Seed enhancement techniques” 25.01.2018 Scientists, 50
    Field day on  Sensitizing new blackgram variety VBN 8 and seed production techniques 24.01.2018 Farmers 50
    Seed day on Sensitizing new paddy variety TKM 13 & CO 52 and seed production techniques 23.02.2018 Farmers 50

 2016-17

S. No.   Title Date Kind of Stakeholders No. of Beneficiaries
i. Training ICAR – Winter School 14.09.2016 to 04.10.2016 Scientists 25
    3rd Annual Seed Workshop 14.03.2017 Scientists, Stake holders and Farmers 50
    Seed Production and Horticultural Productivity Enhancement 23.03.2017 Tribal farmer’s 100

 

    Seed Production and Horticultural Productivity Enhancement 24.03.2017 Tribal farmer’s 100

 

 

S. No.   Title Date Kind of Stakeholders No. of Beneficiaries
    Seed Production Techniques and Value Addition in Paddy and Minor Millets and Inauguration of Minor Millet Processing Unit 28.03.2017 Tribal farmer’s 100
    New Varietal popularization efforts 28.03.2017 & 29.03.2017 Farmers 20
ii. Field day/ Seed days Sensitizing the seed growers on new rice varieties of TNAU and Seed production techniques 27.02.2017 Farmers 50
    Hybrid Seed Production in Castor and sensitizing the farmers of new castor hybrids of TNAU “ 7.03.2017 Farmers 50
    Field Day on Hybrid seed production in Castor 07.03.2017 Farmers 50