The State Farms
Corporation of India (SFCI) today presented a dividend cheque of Rs.
1.57 crore to Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister, Shri
SFCI is one of the major seed producers in the public sector. It has
been producing seed of various foodgrains, fibre, plantation and fruits
crops. The Corporation is known for its quality seed production and has
the market share of about 3% in the country. The seed is being supplied
under schemes of Government of India, State Governments and also through
dealers network. It has been earning profit constantly. In 2011-12 it
earned a profit of Rs. 58.18 crore (before tax).
Presently, the Corporation is managing five farms in the total area of
21908 ha. which are in the state of Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka.
The Corporation is also managing production of seeds at growers’ field.
During the year, 8.65 lakh qtls. of seed and 2.49 lakh sapling of
horticultural crops were produced.
The Corporation has given major thrust to infrastructure development to
maintain the quality and purity of seed. Massive expansion for
introduction of micro irrigation system and establishment of modern seed
processing plants were taken up to increase the seed production.
Recently, a new technology of central pivot irrigation system was
introduced, first time in India, for irrigating crops at its Rajasthan
SFCI is also expanding its business in new activities such as utilizing
of bio-mass for making feed blocks for feeding animals, utilization of
bio-mass for power generation, venturing into warehousing business,
fishery, consultancy and hiring business, processing and procurement