15th January 2017, Bengaluru
Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR laid the Foundation Stone of Administrative-cum-Laboratory Block of Regional Station of ICAR- Indian Institute of Seed Science (Mau) at GKVK Campus, UAS, Bengaluru on 15th January 2017. Dr. H. Shivanna (Vice Chancellor, UAS, Bengaluru) Dr. J.K. Jena (DDG, Fisheries Science) and Dr. J.S. Chauhan (ADG, Seed), Dr. Dinesh K. Agarwal, (Director, ICAR-IISS, Mau); and Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad (Former Director, ICAR-IISS, Mau) were also present on the occasion. Directors of ICAR institutes based in Bengaluru, officials from UAS & CPWD, farmers and students also witnessed the ceremony.
On this occasion, Dr. Mohapatra mentioned that there is a very effective and robust seed system for production and quality assurance including the breeder seed in the country. He highlighted importance, role and scope of Regional Station in ensuring the availability of quality planting material and seed, in the region. He opined that the regional station should function as a hub for capacity building in quality seed production and research for various stakeholders.