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National Seeds Corporation

National Seeds Corporation, fully owned by the Government of India, was established in 1963 to promote and develop the country’s seed industry and enhance agricultural productivity. Since then, the company has had a strong focus on the production and marketing of certified seed, encompassing both field and vegetable crops. Since the company’s establishment, the Indian seed market has become increasingly competitive, but the company continues to hold a solid market share. It supports the implementation of multiple government schemes by also working through its ten regional offices. The company also sells forage and cotton seed.

Ranking position
#26 /31
Total score
12.6 /100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-31)

Governance and strategy

#1 0.8 /10 #14

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

#1 0.0 /15 #22

Research and development

#1 0.0 /20 #29

Seed production

#1 4.7 /15 #20

Marketing and sales

#1 7.0 /25 #18

Capacity building

#1 0.0 /15 #27
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  1. 2016
  2. 2019

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New Delhi, India
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  • Title: National Seeds Corporation
    Place: India
    Description: Seed production location