3-How to reach ICAR-DSR, Mau - Directorate of Seed Research

ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research
XXX Annual Group Meeting AICRP-NSP (Crops), 3-5 April 2015
Seed, comprising all forms of propagules, is considered the basic and vital input for
enhancing of productivity and harnessing higher monetary returns per unit area, time and
input.Realising the importance of seed, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research launched
the All India Coordinated Research Project on seed the “National Seed Project” in
1979.Based on the overall progress and development of the National Seed Project and
growing importance of seed in modern agriculture, ICAR has upgraded the Project
Coordinator Unit of National Seed Project to the level of the Project Directorate and named
as “Directorate of Seed Research” from December 2004, stationed at Mau (Uttar
Pradesh)about 120 KM towards North East of Holy City Varanasi.
Directorate has developed excellent laboratory facilities for Seed Technology, Seed
Physiology, Molecular Biology, Seed Pathology and Seed Entomology. All laboratories are
well equipped with modern equipments and computer facilities for data documentation,
processing and retrieval. DSR has excellent libraryand sophisticated ARIS cell. Laboratory
model of processing unit has been installed and functioning. The Institute has a farm of 22
acres for seed production and coordinated yield trials with essential farm machinery,
implement shed, threshing floor, glasshouse and greenhouses and big pond has also been
constructed for water harvesting/fish rearing.
Registration for annual group meeting will be made on the spot on 3rd April,
2015before the inauguration. Registration fee of Rs. 4000/- will be charged for each invitee.
Mau (MaunathBhanjan) is situated nearly 90 km eastward from Varanasi and is the
powerhouse of textile weavers in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. It lies between 83° 17’ to 84°
52' East & 24° 47' to 26°17' North. Weather would be pleasant with minimum and maximum
temperature of 22 to 37°C during April month.
Institute houses spacious playgrounds with necessary facilities for outdoor games and
facilities for indoor games. Well-furnished modern gym facility commissioned with weights,
AB circle pro-fitness machine, treadmill etc for toning bodyin the campus.
Hospital with two doctors as authorised medical officersavailable for consultation and
treatment in the campus
Boarding and lodging:
Boarding and lodging shall be provided to all invitees in DSR guest house, transit
house, hostel within the campus and hotels located at Mau
Single occupancy (Rs.)
Double occupancy (Rs.)
VIP room
How to Reach
By road: Mau is well connected by road with nearby cities like Varanasi (by NH 29),
Lucknow (by NH 233 & 28) and Gorakhpur (NH 29). Mau is approximately 120 km away
from Varanasi, the city of temples. Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation (UPSTC) buses
are available for arriving Mau. DSR is 12 km away from the Mau city and can be easily
reached by [email protected] Rs. 200/-.
By Rail: Nearest rail station is Mau Junction (MAU) which is 12 km away from
Directorate of Seed Research, Kushmaur. Mau Railway junction is well connected with the
nearby cities like Varanasi (93 km), Gorakhpur, Lucknow through intercity expresses and
other trains. The place is also well connected to metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and
Pune through daily and weekly express trains.
By Air: Nearest airport is Lal BahadurShastri Airport, located at Babatpur, Varanasi
at a distance of approximately 120 km from Mau.
Contacts for accommodation/transport:
Dr. T.N. Tiwari
Senior Scientist
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Office: 0547-2530421
Mobile: 09450233840/07571852070
Dr. A.N. Singh
Senior Scientist
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Office: 0547-2530421
Mobile: 09450725652/07309000022