Productions

In the inception, MSSCL started seed production activities in 4 districts of Maharashtra viz. Akola, Buldhana, Parbhani & Nanded but later on expanded the seed production network to all over Maharashtra. More than 50,000 seed growers take up the production of seeds in their farms in 33 districts in 90,000 Ha. Of land

SSCL has recognized the fast changing scenario and dynamics of seed production and has evolved strategies to take up seed production with adequate product mix of hybrids and improved varieties considering the requirements of all sectors of the farming community. The social objectives of providing quality certified seeds to the cultivators has never been taken up to promote high value low volume crop seeds to take care of the profitability of the Company

Salient Features of the Seed Production Programme of MSSCL

Seed production programme is being taken up in Maharashtra and other States to the tune of 9 Lakhs quintals which may expand upto 12 Lakhs quintals in future. Following the salient features of seed production programme of MSSCL:
  • Product mix covers the products evolved by Aus, ICAR institutes viz. IARI, CICR, DRRI & National Research Centers (NRCs) of different crops. Apart from that, technologies and varieties developed by reputed national and international institutes i.e. ICRISAT, Hyderabad, BARC, Trombay etc. have been made available to the farmers.
  • The germplasm available at national as well as international institutes are regularly procured and maintain at In-house R&D of MSSCL for developing superior hybrids and varieties.
  • MSSCL promotes direct and contract seed production through seed growers, institutions like SFCI, NAFED at national level and cooperative societies in Maharashtra as well as other states.
  • Constant review & elimination, if necessary of uneconomical production areas to reduce the cost of production.
  • Compact seed production programmes with incentives through seed village scheme to ensure better quality in seed production.
  • Breeder seed is produced under the supervision of Scientists of SAUs & ICAR Institutes for notified varieties and for R&D Hybrids & Varieties of MSSCL the breeder seed is produced under the supervision of expert team of breeders of MSSCL.
  • Organizing rigorous production of foundation seed through growers and Taluka Seed Farms & Au Lands under technical supervision of Scientists & Field Officers.
  • Timely availability of source seed and co-ordination with Seed Certification Agency.
  • Attempts to improve the technical know how of the seed growers. 

Schemes & Benefit to Seed Growers

In order to promote seed production in Maharashtra, different schemes like rebate in certification fee, incentives for production of Foundation seed etc. Are implemented to attract the seed growers for quality seed production programme of different hybrids and varieties. To achieve above objectives, an elaborate incentive system for the seed growers has been evolved by MSSCL and is being practiced since last several years.
  1. Registration Fee Rebate for Advance Booking growers participating in scheme within stipulated period.
  2. Rebate in Field Inspection Fees (50% to 100%)for compact area registration (CS & FS programme except Vegetable crops) in a village.
  3. 100% Inspection Fee, Registration fee & Application fee Rebate for Vegetable crops (subject to tendering of raw seed within final cut off date).
  4. Special additional Incentives based on higher quality of seeds.

In order to promote production of better quality certified/foundation seeds and to disseminate the latest know how and better cultivation practices in the seed production, various workshops, training and visit programmes are organized for seed growers by MSSCL.

MSSCL has also taken up seed production in other prominent seed producing states viz. AP, MP, Gujrat & Uttarankhand etc. This has led to the improvement in productivity of the seeds and better pricing for farmers.

The seed growers of Maharashtra are benefited in seed production by way of additional revenue and technical know-how. The skilled and unskilled manpower are employed in seed production thereby promoting employment generation.

1) Additional Quality Incentive For Seed Growers :
PPRODUCTION PROGRAMME FOR KHARIF/RABI-2016-17 SEASON IN MS. :

 

MOOG UDID TUR(All) SOYBEAN PADDY RABI CROP   (Except Wheat) Wheat
a)For Minimum low grade in 1st grading  
Upto 5 %         50    
Upto 6%     125 100   40 25
Upto 7%         30    
Upto 8% 125 125 100 75      
8.01 to Upto 10% 100 100 75 50      
b)For Scoring Maximum Germination  percent in 1st grading & testing  
90 % & above 125 125 125        
85 % & above 100 100 100 100   100
(For Safflower only)
 
80 %  & above       75      

2) Special Incentive Schemes for Seed Growers :
PRODUCTION PROGRAMME FOR KHARIF-2016-17 SEASON IN M.S.

A)

Field  Inspection fee rebate for compact area
 registration in a Village ( All CS & FS Programme)

1

Area                                                                     Inspection Fee Rebate

a) 201 Hec. & above                                                      100%

b) 151-200 Hec.                                                              75%

c) 101-150 Hec.                                                               50%

d) 51-100 Hec. Only Paddy                                             50%

2

100% Inspection fee, Registration fee & Application fee Rebate for all
Vegetable Crops subject to tendering of raw seed within final cut off date.

3

Application of Vegetable Br/seed rate @ Vegetable F/seed sale rate plus
15% only under Vegetable F/seed prog.

B)

Registration Fee Rebate for Advance Booking Growers
The growers who will participate in Advance booking scheme within
stipulated period of Adv Booking special registration fee rebate will be
paid for their constant participation in Advance Booking

C) Village Motivation Incentive Scheme
  The Villages producing & supplying sizeable quantity of qualified seed will be felicitated with special award to their Gram Panchayat /Education/Charitable Trust
Pass quantity per village              Award Rs./Village
a)All Crops Except Paddy
i) 5000 qtl. & above  21000/-
ii) 3000 qtl. & above    15000/-
b) For Paddy Only
i) 3000 qtl. & above 21000/-
ii) 2000 qtl. & above  15000/-

3) PROCURMENT STRATEGY/RATES FOR CS/FS :
PRODUCTION PROGRAMME FOR KHARIF/RABI-2016-17 SEASON IN M.S.

TUR, MOOG, UDID, SOYBEAN, PADDY (Nagpur  Region), RABI JOWAR , GRAM, WHEAT, SAFFLOWER, LAKHODI

Average of highest APMC rates in prominent APMCs in the district in  Pre-declared period + 20 to 25 % Incentive for CSTL  and 30 to 35 % Incentive for FS + proportionate Subsidy if any paid by Gvot./Bonus if any on pass seed + Additional quality incentive.

JOWAR, BAJRA, HY. COTTON, JUTE, PADDY (Pune Region) VEGETABLE

Fixed rate + BONUS/Proportionate Subsidy if any as per Availability from Govt. for C/seed & for F/seed 10 % more Over C/seed

i)Crop wise Isolation Distance in meters
Sr.No. Crop Isolation Distance (meter)
Foundation  Stage Certified Stage
1 Paddy/Wheat 3 3
2 Hybrid Paddy 200 100
3 Hybrid Wheat 3 3
4 Imp. Sorghum 200 100
5 Hy. Sorghum 300 200
6 Imp. Bajara 400 200
7 Hy. Bajara 1000 200
8 Udid/Gram/Moog/Pea/Guar/Cowpea/ French Bean 10 5
9 Tur 250 100
10 Soybean /Groundnut 3 3
11 Safflower 400 200
12 Mustard 200 50
13 Stylo 50 25
14 Til 100 50
15 Imp. Sunflower 400 200
16 Hy. Sunflower 600 400
17 Berseem 400 100
18 Jute 50 30
19 Lucern 400 100
20 Imp. Cotton 50 30
21 Hy. Cotton 50 30
22 Bitter Gourd/Cucumber/Watermelon 1000 500
23 Hy. Bitter Gourd/Hy. Cucumber/Hy. Watermelon 1500 1000
24 Brinjal 300 150
25 Hy. Brinjal 200 200
26 Chili 500 250
27 Bhendi 500 250
28 Tomato 50 25
29 Hy. Tomato 200 100
30 Cauliflower/Cabbage 1600 1000
31 Onion 1000 500
32 Carrot 1000 800
33 Reddish 1600 1000
34 Hy. Radish 1600 1600
ii)Crop wise Standard Germination Percentage
Sr. No. Crop Standard Germination Percentage
1 Paddy 80
2 Wheat 85
3 Maize 90
4 Sorghum 75
5 Bajara 75
6 Udid 75
7 Moog 75
8 Oat 85
9 Raddish 70
10 Bitter Gourd 60
11 Bottle Gourd 60
12 Cabbage 70
13 Cauliflower 65
14 Onion 70
15 Carrot 60
16 Tur 75
17 Ground nut 70
18 Mustard 85
19 Safflower 80
20 Soybean 70
21 Til 80
22 Gram 85
23 Sunflower 70
24 Hy. Cotton 75
25 Jute 80
26 Pea 75
27 Berseem 80
28 Forage Sorghum 75
29 Gaur 70
30 Lucern 80
31 Cucumber 60
32 Ridge Gourd 60
33 Sponge Gourd 60
34 Tomato 70
35 Okra (Bhendi) 65
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