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Indian Seed Congress 2020 to Start on 16th Feb; Event Details Inside

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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Indian Seed Congress (ISC), NSAI's annual flagship event is the biggest seed congress of South East Asia that brings together industry people, scientists and governments from all over the world. Indian Seed Congress showcases the latest trends & views of the seed sector, raises their concerns and deliberates on new technological advances to tackle hindrances to growth. ISC is an innovation hub where the impediments are removed & latest technology development and innovations are introduced.

It also provides an opportunity for delegates to show new products & services for better business development. The ISC provides a platform for the seed Industry to interact closely with policymakers, technology developers and sector development officials.

Indian Seed Congress, 2020: ‘Seeds-A Gateway of Prosperity’ will begin on 16th February (Sunday) at JW Marriott, Aerocity in New Delhi. In total there will be five technical sessions on different topics and different speakers. The first day will have two sessions. Details are given below;

Technical session - I

Theme – Progress in innovation for harnessing genetics gains for plant variety improvement.

The session will be chaired by Dr. A.K Singh, Deputy Director General (Crop Sciences) ICAR and co-chaired by Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Director of National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources.


S. No


Proposed speaker



Best Practices for aligning breeding and molecular approaches to realize genetic gains for climate resilience-case studies

Dr B M Prasanna Director International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre

2pm to 2.25 pm


Mutation breeding for introgression of herbicide tolerance trait in rice

Dr AK Singh Director & Head Genetics -IARI

2.25pm to 2.50pm


Innovation in gene discovery and trait delivery platforms.  Improving precisions of crop improvement

Dr Ramesh V Sonti, Director National Institute of Plant Genome Research

2.50pm to 3.15pm


Molecular approaches to crop nutritional improvement

Dr Tanushri Kaul, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

3.15pm to 3.40pm


Genomics assisted breeding for developing stress tolerance for crop improvement

DR. Ch Bhardwaj, Principal Scientist Division Genetics IARI

3.40pm to4.05 pm


Open Discussion


4.05 pm to 4.15 pm

For more details visit NSAI website - nsai.co.in/

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