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Published by: Prashanth Banu on May 24, 2012
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Industry Profile
Company Profile
Vision & Mission of the Organization
Goals & Objectives of the Organization
Products Profile
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The prospects of the seed industry would require changes inGovernment policy, facilitating its development and removingcontrols and restrictions. In brief seed industry requires a simplepolicy and legislation.Historically, the importance of seed has been recognized sine theVedic times for increasing food production and quality. Howeverorganized production and supply of quality seed at the national levelstated in 1963 as a consequence of the introduction of hybridtechnology during 1961-65.
The release of high yield dwarf varieties of wheat and rice by themid 1960s gave further impetus to the growth of seed industry. Thisperiod also saw the constitution of the seed review team, enactment ofseeds act, 1996 for regulating the quality of seed and formation of theNational Commission of Agriculture. This was the period in which theprivate sector took significant steps into the seed business.The 1980s, witnessed two more important developments viz.,granting of permission to MRT? / FERA companies for investment in
the seed sector in 1987 and the introduction of ―NEW POLICY‖ on
seed development in 1983. The new policy on seed development whilehelping liberalize import of vegetable and flower seeds in general andseeds of other crops in a restricted manner encouraged global seedscompanies to enter the seed business of India.
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To supply the seeds necessary for the five hundred thousandIndian Villages is a big problem. Storage, transportation and tin relydistribution of pure seed form village to village calls for carefulorganization within the State Department of Agriculture and thewilling cooperation of farmers.
Indian‘s seed industry has grown in size and level of
performance over the past four decades. It represents a blend ofprivate and public sector companies / corporations. The private sectorcomprises approximately 140 seed companies, which includesnational, global, regional and other seed producing and / or sellingcompanies. The industry has made impressive strides from a modestbeginning is 1962-63 to over f5 lakh hectares in seed production in1995-96. The quantum of seed distributed also grew from 14 lakh to 70lakh quintals during this period. On the inputs supply the certifiedquality seeds distribution touched a new high of one million tonesduring the year 2000-2001. It was 0.91 million tones the previous year.
Implementing of new techniques requires dissemination andtraining for their beneficial use. To achieve these goal radical changeswill be required in the existing extension systems. In many casesentirely new approaches for dissemination of knowledge will berequired. These will have to be constant learning and up gradation ofskills to enable transmission of knowledge to the user.To realization of the prospects of the industry will also changesin the government policy, which would facilitate the development ofthe Indian Agriculture and Seed Industry. The policy must aim at

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