Directorate of Seed, Dholi

Overview of Directorate of Seed, Dholi

Directorate of Seed, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa (Bihar) is the nodal unit for production of various categories of quality seeds of different crops. Directorate of Seed collaborates with university farms, KVKs, Breeder Seed Production unit and public private partnership mode to outline university Seed Production Programme that involves production, monitoring, safe storage, processing packaging, marketing and distribution of quality seeds to the farmers, various government and non-government agencies etc. The directorate also collaborates with other institutions to include newly released varieties in its seed chain. It organizes Training Programme for Extension Personnel and Progressive Farmers to disseminate knowledge of Seed Production Technologies and new varieties of crops. The directorate sells its quality seed under the brand nameRajendra Pusa Beejhaving its own logo.

Mandates of Directorate of Seed

  • To produce different categories of quality seeds
    • Nucleus Seed
    • Breeder Seed
    • Foundation Seed
    • Certified Seed
    • Truthful Level Seed
  • Monitoring of Seed Production Programme.
  • Storage, Processing and Grading of raw Seed.
  • Proper distribution and marketing of quality seed.
  • Dissemination of technologies through training programme

 

Coordinated efforts are also made by the Directorate of Seed, Dholi Muzaffarpur at various stages to meet the increasing demand of the seed indents received from Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Mukhyamantri Tibra Beej Bistar Yojana, Minikit Yojana and Contingency Planning of Government of Bihar & also meeting the internal requirements of our various units and farmers of Bihar and other States through the various sale centres “Krishi Seva Kendra”, Directorate of Seed, Dholi, “ATIC”, RPCAU, Pusa and Registered Seed Dealers of different district of Bihar.

                                        

Farmers queue at the time of Seed Sell at DoS, Dholi as well as Kisan Mela, RPCAU, Pusa

FACULTY STRENGTH

# Name Designation Contact No. Email
1 Dr. D. K. Roy Director, Seed 6287797120 dsf@rpcau.ac.in
2 Dr. Rajesh  Kumar Associate Professor (PBG) & PI, QSP 8809435010 rajesh.pbg@rpcau.ac.in
3 Dr. Vinay Kumar Choudhary Assistant Professor (PBG) 9973252475 vinay.choudhary@rpcau.ac.in
4 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Assistant Professor (Agronomy) 9430867891 drppusa64@gmail.com
5 Dr. Rajeev Kumar Srivastava Assistant Professor (Agronomy) 9006607772 rksrivastava@rpcau.ac.in
6 Dr. Hem Chandra Choudhary Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology) 9931727124 hemu4you@gmail.com
7 Sri Rajesh Kumar PA to the Director, Seed 6200087123 rajeshdsf8@gmail.com

Seed Processing Plant (SPP), DoS, Dholi

Four standalone units of Seed Processing Plants are available at the Directorate of Seed, Dholi with facilities of automatic weighing, bagging and stitching machine.

       

Varieties of Different Crops in Seed Chain

Variety Average Yield (qha-1)
Kharif
Paddy
Rajendra Sweta 40.0
Rajshree 40-45
Rajendra Mahsuri-1 45-50
Sahbhagi 40
Rajendra Bhagwati 40-45
Prabhat 40
Rajendra Sarsawati 30
Rajendra Kasturi 30
Rajendra Neelam 40-45
Sudha, 30
Vaidehi 30
Rajendra subhashani 30
Arhar
R. Arhar-1 25-30
R. Arhar-2 25-30
Summer/Jaid crops
Moong
IPM 2-3 12-15
Virat 12-15
HUM-16 15-18
Til 
Krishna 6.5
Rabi
Wheat
WB-02 (Rajendra Gehun-3) 40-45
DBW-39 50-55
DBW-187 50-55
DBW-222 50-55
DBW-107 40-45
DBW-252 50-55
K-307 40-45
HI-1563 40-45
HD-2733 50-55
HD-2967 50-55
Gram
GNG-2299 14-15
Rai
Rajendra Suflam 12-15
YS-66-197-3 (Yellow Mustard) 14-16
Rajama
Utkarsh 12-15
Vijeta 14-18
Linseed 
Shekhar 20-25
TL-99 12-13
Sabour Tisi-02 20-25
Kota Alsi-6 06-12
Pea
HUDP-15 12-15
Lentil
Pusa Ageti 18-20
IPL -220 14-15
IPL-218 18-20
IPL-316 20-22
IPL-526 18-20

Different Externally Funded Research Project and Certificate Courses running under Directorate of Seed, Dholi:

1.AICRP on Seeds (Quality Seed Production-QSP).

  • To Produce adequate quantity of nucleus and Breeder Seed of high yielding quality as per national requirement including state of Bihar for production of Foundation and Certified Seed.

2.AICRP on Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP).

  • Training/demonstration to the farmers of tribal community along with supply of quality seed or other inputs for improving the livelihood of tribal farmers.

3.Seed Hub on Pulses.

  • Increasing supply of  quality seeds of important pulses crops to boost indigenous pulses production and productivity in India.

4.Certificate Course.

  • Certificate Course of Seed Production Assistant started at Directorate of Seed, Dholi from 2022-23 with intake capacity of 20 students.
Seeds Available for sale at Directorate of Seed during Kharif, 2023
Row Labels B/S F/S C/S T/L Grand Total
Dhanicha 0.89 0.89
Dhanicha 0.89 0.89
Paddy 379.46 1673.25 1462.49 121.10 3650.16
R.Sarswati 75.70 256.80 334.50
BPT-5204 2.10 2.10
Prabhat 4.50 7.65 13.85
R.Bhagwati 27.90 105.20 17.60 152.70
R. Kasturi 9.80 95.30 105.10
R.Mahsuri-1 51.90 121.50 602.85 121.10 897.35
R-Neelam 64.88 283.50 349.31
R.Suwasini 49.85 26.10 75.95
R.Sweta 32.74 142.00 121.70 296.44
Rajshree 15.20 572.40 720.34 1313.57
Sahbhagi 18.90 18.90
Sudha 12.28 12.28
Swarna Sub-1 0.00 1.60
Vaidehi 13.71 13.71
Zinco Rice 62.80 62.80
Arhar 0.00 168.00 0.00 0.00 168.00
Rajendra Arhar-1 112.00 112.00 112.00
Rajendra Arhar-2 56.00 56.00
Grand Total 379.46 1841.25 1462.49 121.99 3819.05

 

Planting Material/ Seed Availability
SL.No. Name of Planting materials/ seed Variety Quantity/ No. Selling Price(Rs.)
Fruit Plants
1. Papaya seedlings F1 – Red Lady 300 nos. 30.00/ plant
2. Banana sucker Grand Naine, Alpan, Malbhog 500 nos. 10.00/ plant
3. Mango Amrapali, Maldah, Safed Maldah, Mallika, Gulab Khas, Dushehari, Prabhashankar, Mahmood Bahar 525 nos. 90.00/ plant
4. Litchi Shahi, China, Rose Scented & Madhu 3173 nos. 50.00/ plant
5. Guava Allababad Safeda, L-49, Lalit, Sweta 1010 nos. 50.00/ plant
6. Citrus Kagzi lime 320 nos. 45.00/ plant
7. Pomegranate Ganesh 700 nos. 45.00/ plant
8. Lime and Lemon Kagzi Nimbu, Kagzi Long, Hazara, Gagar, Mausambi 756 nos. 45.00/ plant
9. Jamun Jamun Local 150 nos. 30.00/ plant
10. Cinnamon Cinnamon Local 100 nos. 50.00/ plant
11. Karonda Karonda Local 80 nos. 30.00/ plant
Vegetable Seeds
1. Vegetable Pea Azad Pea-3 93.250 kg 180.00/ kg
2. Bottle gourd Rajendra Chamatkar 500 g 1400.00/ kg
3. Sponge gourd Rajendra Nenua-1 426 g 1500.00/ kg
4. Okra Kashi Kranti 38.744 kg 600.00/ kg
Kashi Lalima 2.108 kg 600.00/ kg
5. Cowpea Kashi Nidhi 15.250 kg 500.00/ kg
Ornamental plants/ bulbs
1. Ornamental plants 1000 nos. 15.00-150.00/ each
2. Tuberose bulbs Prajwal 1000 nos. 3.00/ each
3. Gladiolus bulbs American beauty/ Candyman 500 nos. 8.00/ each
Spices
1. Turmeric Rajendra Sonia 466.38 qt. 35.00/ kg
Rajendra Sonali 225.00 qt. 35.00/ kg
2. Coriander Rajendra Dhania – 1 7.61 qt. Rabi Spices rate will be fixed in September- October, 2023
Rajendra Dhania – 2 3.11 qt.
Pant Haritima 4.19 qt.
RD-383 0.94 qt.
3. Fenugreek Rajendra Kanti 4.52 qt.
HM-444 0.09
Rajendra Abha 0.17 qt.
4. Nigella Rajendra Shyama 1.75 qt.
5. Ajawain Rajendra Mani 1.10 qt.
6. Fennel Rajendra Saurabh 1.40 qt.
Potato
1. Potato Kufri Khyati 187.5 qt. Rate will be fixed in September- October. 2023
Kufri Sinduri 144.5 qt.
Kufri Chipsona 95.5 qt.
Kufri Mohan 25.0 qt.

Seed Production of various Crops at University Farms


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