Gangakoshi Biotech Pvt Ltd (GKB) is among the leading seed companies in India with R&D and breeding programs in 15 crops (9 field crops including Cotton, Maize, Rice, Pearl millet, Mustard, Sunflower, Wheat, Jute, Sorghum and Forage crops and 15 vegetable crops including Tomato, Okra, Chillies, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Sweet corn, Cucumber, Ridge gourd, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Snake gourd, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Radish and Carrot). In addition to the above crops, GKS has recently initiated breeding programs in forage crops and a few more vegetable crops. GKB’s elaborate plant breeding programs are laid on the foundation of excellence in plant breeding for genetic improvement of crops to develop plant varieties with significant genetic gains. GKB’s R&D programs are supported by strong molecular biology and biotechnology system for not only fast tracking varietal development programs, but also to support quality assurance of seeds.
The products of R&D, viz., improved plant varieties (Varieties and hybrids) are evaluated comprehensively by the Product evaluation and Development teams and plant varieties suitable for specific agro-climatic conditions and agronomic requirements are identified for commercialization. The shortlisted products identified for commercialization are tested in farmer’s fields in the form of Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) and then launched in the market. GKB multiplies the seeds of promising varieties and hybrids through 5000+ growers in 6 States.
The multiplied seed is tested for quality standards both at field and laboratory level including genetic purity testing through Grow-Out-Test and also through biotechnological approaches. GKB’s Seed Technology Laboratory (STL) is among the six ISTA accredited STLs in India with a strong process driven quality assurance system. The seed cleared from quality assurance function is processed and packed in 12 processing plants of GKB and supplied to nearly 2000 distributors and 10000 retailers across 20 States of India to nearly 1 lac farmers. GKB’s mastery of supply chain in terms of consistent delivery of quality seed for many years is backed by a strong quality driven supply chain infrastructure with a conditioned storage space of 10000 tons and 20000sft of ambient storage. The supply chain system is also structured with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system integrating core processes and functions for operational efficiency. GKB has also empowered its more than 800+ employees with digital and Information and communication Technology (ICT) tools such as GKB-HR Connect, etc. GKB’s plant varieties in almost all crops have performed excellently and contributing significantly to the productivity and profitability to lac of farmers in India and with a vision to be the most preferred seed brand, GKB is poised to work and deliver its promise consistently.
Gangakoshi Biotech Pvt Ltd (GKB) is among the leading seed companies in India with R&D and breeding programs in 15 crops (9 field crops including Cotton, Maize, Rice, Pearl millet, Mustard, Sunflower, Wheat, Jute, Sorghum and Forage crops and 15 vegetable crops including Tomato, Okra, Chillies, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Sweet corn, Cucumber, Ridge gourd, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd, Snake gourd, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Radish and Carrot). In addition to the above crops, GKS has recently initiated breeding programs in forage crops and a few more vegetable crops. GKB’s elaborate plant breeding programs are laid on the foundation of excellence in plant breeding for genetic improvement of crops to develop plant varieties with significant genetic gains. GKB’s R&D programs are supported by strong molecular biology and biotechnology system for not only fast tracking varietal development programs, but also to support quality assurance of seeds.
The products of R&D, viz., improved plant varieties (Varieties and hybrids) are evaluated comprehensively by the Product evaluation and Development teams and plant varieties suitable for specific agro-climatic conditions and agronomic requirements are identified for commercialization. The shortlisted products identified for commercialization are tested in farmer’s fields in the form of Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) and then launched in the market. GKB multiplies the seeds of promising varieties and hybrids through 5000+ growers in 6 States.
The multiplied seed is tested for quality standards both at field and laboratory level including genetic purity testing through Grow-Out-Test and also through biotechnological approaches. GKB’s Seed Technology Laboratory (STL) is among the six ISTA accredited STLs in India with a strong process driven quality assurance system. The seed cleared from quality assurance function is processed and packed in 12 processing plants of GKB and supplied to nearly 2000 distributors and 10000 retailers across 20 States of India to nearly 1 lac farmers. GKB’s mastery of supply chain in terms of consistent delivery of quality seed for many years is backed by a strong quality driven supply chain infrastructure with a conditioned storage space of 10000 tons and 20000sft of ambient storage. The supply chain system is also structured with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system integrating core processes and functions for operational efficiency. GKB has also empowered its more than 800+ employees with digital and Information and communication Technology (ICT) tools such as GKB-HR Connect, etc. GKB’s plant varieties in almost all crops have performed excellently and contributing significantly to the productivity and profitability to lac of farmers in India and with a vision to be the most preferred seed brand, GKB is poised to work and deliver its promise consistently.