Establishment of National Seed Corporation
- The Government of India owns 100% of National Seeds Corporation Ltd. (NSC), a Schedule 'B' Miniratna Category-I corporation governed by the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, and Farmers Welfare.
- To carry out the manufacturing of foundation and certified seeds, NSC was founded in March 1963.
- On its farms and through its registered seed growers, it is currently producing certified seeds for nearly 600 kinds of 60 crops, including cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fiber, fodder, green manure, and vegetables.
- The production of oil seeds, pulses, and hybrid crops is prioritised in the seed industry.
- To guarantee that farmers receive high-quality seeds, NSC has devised a thorough Quality Control procedure to ensure that farmers receive high-quality seeds.
- To conduct seed testing and evaluate the quality of seeds, NSC created four Quality Control Laboratories, one in each of the following locations: New Delhi, Secunderabad, Bhopal, and Suratgarh.
- In addition to producing and distributing high-quality seeds, NSC also grows tissue culture plants like bananas.
- Additionally, it supplies superior progeny orchards with fruit crop seeds and saplings for its farms.
When was the national seed corporation established?
The National Seeds Corporation was established in 1963 under the direction of the Ministry of Agriculture. Its main responsibilities include manufacturing, drying, storing, distributing, and transporting agricultural seeds.