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Production Activities of  MBC Nagpur, Unit : Click

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

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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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Maharashtra State Seeds Co. Ltd. was established on 28th April, 1976 at Akola.  Akola was a natural choice for the headquarter as initially the seed production activities had been taken up in Akola and nearby districts.
 
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