Aims and Objectives
Seed Certification is a particular prescribed procedure through which genetic identity, physical and physiological purity and seed health is maintained in seeds and propagating materials of notified kinds and varieties. As a result, the certified seed is of known pedigree, high varietal purity and good seedling value which conform to the rescribed field as well as laboratory standards in respect of genetical and physical purity, germination, moisture percentage and seed health.
The Himachal Pradesh State Seed Certification Agency is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 ( Act, XXI of 1860).
The Agency adopted Memorandum of association and rules based on the model pattern circulated by the Government of India. The Agency was entrusted the job of certification of organic farms and their produce and consequently its name was changed to H.P. State Seed and Organic Produce Certification Agency vide notification no.Agr. F(10)-16/2003, dated 19.02 2004.