BRBN stands for Bihar Rajya Beej Nigam Limited, a seed corporation established by the Bihar state government in 1977. BRBN aims to provide high-quality seeds of various crops to the farmers of Bihar at affordable prices and timely delivery. We will explore the objectives, functions, and achievements of BRBN and how it benefits the farmers of Bihar.
Objectives of BRBN
The main objectives of BRBN are:
- To produce, procure, process, and distribute foundation and certified seeds of different crops, such as rice, wheat, maize, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, and fodder.
- To promote the use of improved seeds among the farmers and increase their productivity and income.
- To coordinate with state and central agencies, research institutes, universities, and the private sector for seed development and quality control.
- To provide technical guidance and training to the farmers and seed growers on seed production and management.
Functions of BRBN
The main functions of BRBN are:
- Collection of foundation seeds from government farms and research stations.
- Production of certified seeds through contract farming with progressive farmers
- Processing and packing of certified seeds at its processing units located at Kudra, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Hajipur, and Sherghati.
- Distribution of certified seeds through its network of dealers, cooperatives, NGOs, and government schemes.
- Marketing of certified seeds through various channels, such as exhibitions, fairs, camps, media, etc.
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Achievements of BRBN
Some of the notable achievements of BRBN are:
- BRBN has produced and distributed over 10 lakh quintals of certified seeds of various crops in 2020-21.
- BRBN has received the National Seed Award for its outstanding performance in seed production and distribution in 2019.
- BRBN has established a state-of-the-art seed testing laboratory at Patna with the capacity to test 10,000 samples per year.
- BRBN has launched a mobile app called “BRBN Seeds” to provide online services to the farmers and seed growers.
BRBN is a seed corporation that serves the farmers of Bihar by providing them with high-quality seeds of various crops. BRBN has been playing a vital role in enhancing the agricultural productivity and income of the farmers. BRBN has also been adopting new technologies and innovations to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. If you are a farmer or a seed grower in Bihar, you can visit their website or download their app to avail their services. Thank you for reading this blog post. I hope you found it informative and helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.