Seed Procurement

Procurement is one of the key operational activities of Punjab Seed Corporation to ensure quality input for maintaining a sound system for effective distribution of quality seed. The greater emphasis has to be placed on procurement ensuring compliance with the set best industry practices for production and multiplication of seed.

PSC created route by engaging growers with large scale cultivatable area to multiply and produce basic and certified seed, engage growers after survey of their properties by virtue of a legal binding agreement. These growers after registration with the PSC are provided with basic seed of major crops for multiplication and production of certified seed. The quality and purity of the seed is tested ad monitored at various stages by the continuous involvement of Federal Seed Certification Department. The certified seed produced by the grower is purchased by Punjab Seed Corporation at the rate agreed in the agreement for future supply. For production of quality seed, the registered grower is provided an incentive in the form of premium based on the inspection results of the Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department.

The achievement of high crop yields is indirectly dependent upon the stringent controls exercised over the purchased quantities to ensure that they are free of inert matter and waste. The procurement department of Punjab Seed Corporation is vested with the responsibility to purchase high quality seed with the lowest percentage of inert matter. The variety wise procurement target is on the basis of demand and supply position of the relevant crop and approved by the committee.

PSC has developed biggest Seed Multiplication System of basic & certified seed in collaboration with Public / Private Partnership of about 1500 Contract Growers which is a role model of Co-operative / Corporate Farming as well as source of latest technology dissemination at grass route level through exclusive farms advisory services.

Procurement Procedure consist of Varietal demand survey of different crops, Fixation of multiplication & procurement targets of different crops in the Agricultural Experts meeting, Issuance of multiplication plans, Issuance of basic/reserved seed to registered growers, Verification of acreage multiplied under different crops by registered growers and submission of lists to FSC& RD&RD, Field crop inspection by FSC&RD, Issuance of procurement plans, Procurement of various crops seed after sampling by FSC&RD, Strict compliance of regulation & quality standards.