HYDERABAD: Monsanto India commissioned a state-of-the-art hybrid vegetable seed conditioning unit at Shamirpet, near here, on Monday.
Built with an investment of Rs 28 crore, the facility, spread over 32 acres, will be an integrated unit for both vegetable and row crops and specialise in seed conditioning, treatment, drying and packaging, and has a capacity of 15 million units per annum. According to Monsanto, the high quality seeds produced at the plant will be available to farmers across the state.
“India is one of the fastest growing economies and its agricultural sector is showing great promise. As a company committed to improving farmers’ lives and making agriculture globally competitive, it is important for us to equip the farmers to produce more in order to meet the demands of a growing economy,” said Consuelo E Madere, vice-president, Global Vegetable.