NOTE ON THE ACTIVITIES OF HARYANA STATE SEED CERTIFICATION AGENCY
The Haryana State Seed Certification Agency was set up during the year 1976 under Section-8 of Seeds Act-1966 to fulfill the condition laid down in National seeds Project and was got registered as an independent agency on 6.4.1976 under the Registration of Societies Act-1860. The Agency started its independent working w.e.f. 1.9.1976.The administrative
office of the Agency is located at Panchkula and regional offices are at Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa & Rohtak.
The main function of the Agency is to certify, as per prescribed Standards, the seeds of crop/varieties notified by the Government of India under Section-5 of Seeds Act-1966. The details of crop wise standards, prescribed by the Central Seed Certification Board, have been given in the Minimum Seed Certification Standards. The programme for certification is offered by various seed producing organization like Haryana Seeds Development Corporation,HAFED, HLRDC, Horticulture Department, Haryana Agricultural University, National Seeds
Corporation, IFFDC, KRIBHCO and other private growers / agencies.