Agriculture is an important sector of any country. In India, more than 50% of the population depends on agriculture and this sector also contributes more than 15% of the GDP. But this sector has the potential to grow and there is lots of research and development going around this sector.
India has invested a vast amount of time and money in research on the seeds. Because India is an agriculture-based country. There are many public and private sectors involved in the procuring of seeds in India.
Currently, farmers in India have a wide production choice, and these companies have done a remarkable job of taking the Farma Centric approach. And lastly, in India, the Government has taken different policies to regulate the seed production sector. Today I’m going to share a list of the top ten seed procuring companies in India.
- Andhra Pradesh State Seeds Development Corporation Ltd
Andhra Pradesh State Seeds Development Corporation Ltd is one of the leading seed producing companies in India. The APSSDCL was set up with active joint participation of the Government of Andhra Pradesh with 40% holding, the Government of India through National Seeds Corporation with 34% holding, and shareholder farmers of the State with 26% holding.
The APSSDCL’s rich tradition of seed production and generational improvements has facilitated a strong core production of crops at comparatively lower costs with higher yields per unit. The APSSDC was established in 1976 to improve the intrastate agro-climatic zones in the state.
- JK Agri-Genetics Ltd (JK Seeds)
The JKAL is one of the pioneers in the country’s seed industry and is on the list of top ten seed procuring companies. Currently, JKAL is engaged in the research and development and procurement of Sorghum, Sunflower, Castor, Mustard, Cotton, Maize, Paddy, Pearl Millet, Chilies, and other seeds.
JKAL was established in 1989 and the headquarter is currently at Hyderabad, Telangana. In 2003 JK Agri Genetics became “JK Agri Genetics Ltd” and listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
- Kalash Seeds Pvt Ltd
Kalash Seeds Pvt Ltd is one of the leading tropical based vegetable seed producers in India. It is currently among the top 5 vegetable seed companies in India. Kalash Seeds Pvt Ltd has achieved market leadership in chilli, pumpkin, beetroot, onion, broccoli, muskmelon seed procurement. It’s a private company and currently focusing on SAARC countries for its market share.
- Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Pvt Ltd (Mahyco)
The Mahyco was founded in 1964 and is the pioneer of high-quality hybrid and open-pollinated seeds in India. This company with the vision to feed the world with Indian agriculture empowers the farmers with the finest seed to enhance the productivity of the country.
This company brings superior products to the market to maintain the integrity of the company. Mahyco produces quality seeds intending to help farmers. It maintains a high-quality production process and produces wide variety seeds including cotton, field crops, and vegetable seeds.
This company is also engaged in custom seed production for the client around the world to empower the foreign exchange of India.
- Krishidhan Seeds Pvt Ltd
Krishidhan Seeds Pvt Ltd is a dynamic agricultural biotech seed company with a high-quality commercial seed producer in India. In 1996, this company was established with intending to provide the best seeds based on the market and needs of the farmers.
Research and development of this company have been recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India. The company is actively engaged in the research, processing, production, packing, and marketing of high-quality seeds of Cereals, Wheat, Soyabean, Pulses, Cotton, Oilseeds, and Fodder Crop.
Krishidhan Seeds Pvt Ltd has its corporate office at “Jalna”, the seed hub of the Indian agriculture industry.
- Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd (KRIBHCO)
Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd was founded in the year 1980 to provide different fertilizers and seeds to improve the agriculture of the Nation. This company is registered under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002.
In 1990-91 it initiated the Seed Multiplication program to provide certified quality seeds to the farmers. It also successfully marketed Hybrid Seeds among the farming community to provide a high yield.
- Rasi Seeds Pvt Ltd
Rasi Seed Pvt Ltd was established in 1973 with a vision to provide hybrid seed to farmers to facilitate growth in the agriculture sector. This company has a state of the art research and development facility with visionary team scientists.
This company is also a top ten seed producing company of the country with thousands of trade partners to deliver quality fields and hybrid seeds to every farmer. Rasi Seeds Pvt Ltd is the Leading Player in Hybrid Cotton Research in the country.
- National Seeds Corporation Ltd
National Seeds Corporation Ltd. (NSC) was established in 1963 and is governed by the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, and Farmers Welfare with a vision to provide all kinds of agricultural support to the nation.
At present, it is undertaking the procurement of a wide variety of certified seeds and crops. The crops consist of Fiber, Fodder, Green Manure, Vegetables, Cereals, Pulses, and oilseeds in its Farms, and through its registered seed growers.
NSC has a strict quality control procedure to ensure the supply of quality seed to farmers is up to the mark with a wide network of distributions.
- Kaveri Seed Company Ltd
in the year 1986 Kaveri Seed Company Ltd was formally incorporated and currently a top-five seed company in India. In the year 1976, G. V. Bhaskar Rao started a seed production unit to fulfil his passion.
With a leading Research and development team, this company aims to provide quality seeds to the farmer and currently the best vegetable seed provider of the country. This company has the best marketing department with a wide network of distributors and dealers across India.
- Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd
Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd is one of the largest BT cotton seed companies in India. This company heavily invests in biotechnology to improve the quality of seeds with an advanced research and development team.
The main goal of the company is to provide farmers with world-class cotton seeds at affordable prices and assist farmers to develop a good relationship. This company is currently engaged with five million farmers in the country. It is a Hyderabad based company, approximately having more than 2000 distributors across the country.