Seed traceability to be operational from kharif in Telangana
Seed certification and traceability in the nation is about to enter a brand new period from the approaching kharif (vanakalam) season with the introduction of Quick Response (QR) code for the primary time in Telangana. The traceability system would come into impact for the seed licensed by Telangana State Seed and Organic Certification Authority (TSSOCA) and TS Seed Development Corporation (TSSDC).
Although the Ministry of Agriculture has introduced the introduction of the traceability system in 2019 to guarantee provide of high quality seed to the farming group in line with the system adopted in the developed international locations, it couldn’t take off on the nationwide stage due to varied causes.
First in nation
However, the Telangana authorities has began engaged on the system instantly.
To take the seed traceability idea ahead, the State authorities has been holding conferences with different authorities departments and the seed trade for the previous few months for shaping an environment friendly system.
“The system of traceability is ready for implementation and it would be a first of its kind in the country and the model would pave the way for other States to introduce it to control the menace of spurious seed,” Director of TSSOCA K. Keshavulu informed The Puucho.
The seed licensed by the TSSOCA and TSSDC, together with that of a number of seed corporations who get certification from the 2 businesses, would have an added benefit in the seed market with its credibility (genuineness) issue with the additional worth addition of the traceability issue. The seed licensed by the 2 businesses is equipped to about 10 different States in the nation moreover throughout the State.
Being the seed bowl of the nation, Telangana meets about 60% of the nation’s seed wants moreover assembly its personal requirement. During 2019-20, about 33 lakh quintals of seed of assorted crops licensed by the 2 businesses was produced and processed in the State and made out there for two.03 crore acres of cultivation.
Two generations’ document
“The traceability of seed certified by the two agencies with help of the QR Code will include information on who, when and where the seed is produced, date of expiry, when and where the seed is processed and packaged. Further, it will also have the information on who supplied the seed to the producing farmers or the origin of the breeder seed. In all, the code will have the information about two generations of the seed,” Mr. Keshavulu defined.