• Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare recently launched SATHI portal and mobile app.
  • SATHI (Seed Traceability, Authentication and Holistic Inventory) Portal and Mobile App is a Centralized Online System for seed traceability, authentication and inventory designed to deal with challenges of seed production, quality seed identification and seed certification.
  • Seeds authenticity can be traced through a QR code system.
  • Portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre in collaboration with MoA&FW on theme of Uttam Beej – Samriddh Kisan.
  • It’ll consist of integrated 7 verticals of seed chain – Research Organisation, Seed Certification, Seed Licensing, Seed Catalogue, Dealer to Farmer Sales, Farmer Registration and Seed DBT.
  • Training should be imparted through Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Vigyan Kendras and State Governments.

About Seed certification

  • Seed certification is a process designed to maintain and make available to the general public continuous supply of high quality seeds.
  • Seeds with valid certification can only be sold by valid licensed dealers to centrally registered farmers who will receive subsidy through DBT directly into their pre-validated bank accounts.
  • In India, legal status to seed certification was given by Enactment of Seeds Act, 1966.
  • Seed certification is voluntary but labelling is compulsory in India.
  • India established Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights (PPV&FR) Authority, under PPV&FR Act, 2001 to ensure availability of quality seeds and planting material to farmer
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