Seed Processing & Storage

MSSCL has total 24 seed processing plants comprising of 22 Cereal Seed Processing Plants having seasonal capacity of 6,72,000 quintals Kharif & 5,04,000 quintals Rabi, 1 Vegetable Seed Processing Plant having annual capacity of 10,500 quintals, 1 Cotton Seed Delinting Plant having seasonal capacity of 3,000 quintals and due to less production of Cotton seed existing Six Ginning Centres are not working. The total installed capacity of these plants is 11.90 lakhs quintals annually (Kharif + Rabi) on wheat basis. The additional seed processing is also carried out through outsourcing. The high capacity plants of 8 TPH capacity are located at Shioni (Akola), Chikhali (Dist. Buldhana), Washim, Shrirampur (Dist. Ahmednagar), Erandol (Dist. Jalgaon) & Parbhani and 4 TPH Capacity plants are located at Jalna, Dhoki (Dist. Osmanabad), Ashta (Dist. Sangli), Seloo (Dist. Wardha), Gadegaon (Dist.Bhandara), Mul (Dist. Chandrapur), Latur, Yavatmal, Hingoli, Butibori (Dist. Nagpur), Malkapur (Dist. Buldhana), Tapovan (Dist. Amravati), Dondaicha (Dist. Dhule), Satana (Dist. Nashik), Khamgaon (Dist. Buldhana) & Dhanegaon (Dist. Nanded).

MSSCL has a wide range of contemporary processing machinery and equipment suited for seed separation based on different criteria like size, shape, weight, texture etc. The plants are equipped with latest machinery of different types like Seed Cleaner & Graders, Gravity Separators, Seed Treators, automatic weighing, packing machines & Automatic Flow Samplers and new sophisticated machinery like Electronic Videojet Printing machines, and integrated stitching & sealing machines.

The high capacity SPPs (Seed Processing Plants) are computerized to gather data from receipt of raw seed to dispatch of seed for marketing.  The computerization at plant level has facilitated the seed growers to get their seed accounts and communication faster and easy.  The SMS service has been started to provide quick & fast information about their seed lots to seed growers.  All the seed processing plants are having high capacity seed storage godowns.  MSSCL has constructed its own godowns for scientific storage of various types of seeds.  All godowns have been provided with maintenance free steel lovers windows & glass ventilators & turbo ventilators to keep seeds ventilated, cool & dry in the godowns.  The HDPE lightweight perforated pallets are used on concrete floor for ventilation of bottom layer of stacked seed bags.  The truss-less curved PPGL roof sheets help to keep the attic air cool.  Existing storage capacity of MSSC’s own godowns is 7.25 lakhs quintals.  Additional space is rented for storage of seed in the districts.