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  project name ~ Seed Conservation Project Phase II

category ~ Rural Development and Environment




  Project Name


Seed Conservation Project Phase II






Rural Development and Environment



South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Jalpaiguri



West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 360000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Sriram Sunnam
Phani Mylavarapu
Somnath Mukherji
Rajasekhar Jammalamadaka


Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
College Park
College Park









Phase 1: http://www.aidprojects.org/projects-view.asp?login=&id=959&ssort=ASC&myprj=0&all=0&stxt=seed&sgrp=3&pg=1#

IN phase 2: Existing seed banks are planned to be strengthened to distribute more seeds across their reach. 2 more smaller seed banks to be developed (based on requests from the ground)





* 4 seed banks established and a lot of diverse vegetables seeds procured * rarer varieties of crops have been propagated for distribution in phase 2





* Strengthening the reach of the existing seed banks * identified and testing saline resistant varieties of crops in the demo plots * encouraging farmers to grow their own vegetables



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