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ENGINEERING
A.P.S.S.D.C.LTD., HYDERABAD ACTIVITIES OF ENGINEERING DIVISION

Correspondence with NSC, Government of India and State Government and other organizations for establishment of Seed Processing Plants under different schemes that comes up from time to time.

Acquisition of Lands, Planning and Design and preparation of technical estimates for construction of Seed Processing Plants, Godowns and Lighting Electrification and Industrial Electrification, Civil Works to the New Projects based on the data and finalisation of Tenders etc.,

Repairs and Maintenance of buildings, vehicles and machinery.

Condemnation of old equipment and old vehicles.

Hiring of Godowns, Office Buildings and Vehicles as and when needed.

Insurance of Stocks, Vehicles, Processing Plants, Godowns, Office buildings, Packing material etc.

Service contracts for weighing equipments, Air conditioners etc.

Mobilization of staff and equipment from time to time and place to place depending on the processing requirement.

Taking up of Custom processing.

Review and Taking Advance Action of machinery spare parts requirement and repair and maintenance of processing plants.

To ensure the optimum utilization of installed capacities and ensure availability of timely and adequate power supplies etc., so as to minimize the cost of processing.

Preparation of Budget estimates and preparation of Agenda Notes to Board pertaining to purchase of new equipment and Launching of new projects etc.

Purchase of Processing Machinery (Pre cleaners, Cleaners, Elevators, Surge bins, Generators etc.,) and erection of Equipment.

Transportation files related to various units, concluding of Agreement and payment of bills etc.

SEED PROCESSING AND STORAGE FACILITIES AT GLANCE

The Corporation initially started its operations in 1976 in buildings and land at Tanuku and Vijayawada, which were taken over from National Seeds Corporation Ltd.

Subsequently, the Corporation expanded and established its own infrastructure and storage facilities using the Grants-in-aid received under National Seed Project III at Srikalahasti and Nizamabad during 1983-85.

The Corporation further created infrastructure and storage facilities under O.P.P.(Oilseed Production Programme) in 1993-04, 1994-05 and 1995-06 utilizing the total Grants-in-aid received of Rs.450.04 lakhs to establish Units at Anantapur, Eluru, Gannavaram, Tanuku, Nandipahad, Armoor and Karimnagar.

Under Seed Bank Scheme 2006-07, the Corporation constructed Seed Processing Unit at Karimnagar.

The processing capacity of the Corporation was 4.68 Lakh Qtls, with a storage capacity of 3.99 Lakh sft in 18 Seed Processing Units.

In 2008-09, the Corporation received Rs.40.42 crores under R.K.V.Y. scheme for creation of infrastructure and storage facilities in ten (10) Districts. With this expansion under R.K.V.Y. 2008-09, there will be an additional 1.48 Lakh qtls. processing capacity, bringing the processing capacity of the Corporation to a total of 6.16 Lakh Qtls. Similarly, there will be an additional 1.86 Lakh sft. of storage capacity, which will result in a total storage capacity of 5.85 Lakh sft for the Corporation.

The Corporation received Grant-in-aid under Central Sector Scheme 2008-09 of Rs.4.00 crores which is proposed for Kurnool, Khammam and Srikalahasti District Units, which will add an additional 0.40 Lakh  sft, storage capacity.

By creating infrastructure facilities for processing (as planned) to a tune of 6.16 Lakh Qtls, and storage facilities (as planned) for 6.25 Lakh sft, the Corporation will be geared to meet the increasing seed production demands of the farming community, besides ensuring better prices for the end purchasers through reduced expenditure on rentals and outsourcing of processing and storage facilities.

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