National Seeds Corporation Limited
National Seeds Corporation (NSC) is a Schedule ‘B’-Miniratna Category-I company wholly owned by Government of India under the administrative control of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. NSC was established in 1963 to undertake production of foundation and certified seeds. At present, it is undertaking production of certified seeds of nearly 600 varieties of 60 crops through its registered seed growers. There are about 8000 registered seed growers all over the country who are undertaking the seed production programmes in different agro-climatic conditions. The turnover of the Corporation for the F.Y. 2014-15 was ` 890.03 crores.
There are 10 Regional Offices, 5 Farms and 73 Area Offices/Sub-Units of the Corporation spread all over the country. In the seed production, emphasis is given for production of oil seeds, pulses and hybrids including vegetables. NSC has established strict Quality Control procedure to ensure supply of quality seed to farmers. NSC has established 5 Quality Control Laboratories, one each at New Delhi, Secunderabad, Bhopal, Kolkata and Pune to undertake seed testing to check the quality of seeds. Besides, production and distribution of quality seeds, NSC is also involved in the production of Tissue Culture Plants like Banana. It also undertakes supply of seedlings/saplings of fruits crops through procurement from the MOU Partners. Seed marketing is carried out through three channels namely sale through dealers/distributors, Govt. (State/Central) and through NSC owned Sale counter. There are about 2500 dealers of the Corporation who account for more than 69% of the sale turn over.
With the launching of the National Seed Project (NSP) in 1974, NSC was assigned the lead role to develop the seed industry in the country on sound lines. NSC has also contributed in the establishment of various State Seed Corporation under the NSP during seventies.
National Seeds Corporation plays a key role in the implementation of various schemes of the Govt. of India like integrated scheme for “Oil seeds, Pulses, Oil and Palm & Maize” (ISOPOM), “National Food Security Mission (NFSM)” and “National Horticulture Mission” (NHM). It also provides technical support to the seed producing agencies including State Seed Corporations by imparting training of personnel engaged in the production of seeds in that organization. NSC is the nodal agency for the implementation of the Central Sector Scheme to create infrastructure facilities for establishment of processing plants and storage godowns in different states in the private sectors. NSC also involves in exports of seeds across the world especially in SAARC and African countries. The SAARC seed bank maintained by the Corporation with the grant in aid of the Govt. of India holds larger qty. of seeds of different crops/varieties that are meant to meet the demand that arises during natural calamities like flood, drought etc. NSC also takes care to meet the demand for quality seed of the farmers in the interior parts of the country like North Eastern States & other hilly regions.
Sh.Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture Minister alongwith Senior Officers of MOA gathered and had a meeting with Farm Directors and staff at Hisar Farm on 28.01.2016
Interview of CMD published in Hindustan Times - 25.01.2016
Regional Manager's and Director(Farms) Conferene is to be held on 11th to 13th Feb.,2016 in the Conference Room, NSC, Headquarter.
Dr.Manjit Mishra, Director, Seed Science Center and Global Food Security Consortium, IOWA State Univ.(USA) visiting NSC on 15.01.2015
Watch our Hon'ble CMD's program on DD Kisan channel on 12.01.2015 at 17:30 hrs and on 13.01.2015 at 13:30 Hrs
Training programme on IFRS and Inter Unit Reconciliation from 14th to 16th Jan,2016 at NSC
Organised Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan Diwas - Dec.2015
Movie clip on "NSC Activity 2015" - click to download
Notice for Extra Ordinary General Meeting will be held on 30th Dec.,2015
Divident Distribution 2015
CMD Speech - 52 AGM
>Notice for 52nd Annual General Meeting will be held on 30th Sept.,2015 at NSC, New Delhi
>Regional Manager & Dir(Farms) Conference 10 - 12th Sept.,2015
>Hindi Activity - 2015
>Current Opening - 2015