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Karnataka State Seed Certification Agency (KSSCA), was established in the year 1974 under Section-8 of the Seeds Act 1966 as an autonomous body and registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 with the objectives of regulating the quality of seeds certified in the State. The Organization became operational in January 1975.

Considering the increasing awareness amongst the farming community regarding the benefits of Organic System of Agriculture to the soil, air & water amongst the Farming Community and also the increase in demand for Chemical Residue free and healthy Organic Agricultural Products amongst the consumers, the Govt. of Karnataka with a view to regulate quality of the Organic Products available to the consumers and also to give further encouragement to the Organic Agriculture in the State, established a Organic Certification Division by Name Karnataka State Organic Certification Agency (KSOCA) as the first Govt. Organic Certification Body in the State under KSSCA and consequently, the Organization was renamed as “Karnataka State Seed and Organic Certification Agency” (KSSOCA) vide G.O. No.AGD 50 AAE 2012, Bengaluru dt.04.01.2013.

KSSOCA is offering both (a) Seed Certification & (b) Organic Certification services. Separate targets are fixed for both the divisions to undertake the program respectively.


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Last Updated: 03-07-2020 11:44 AM Updated By: Approver kssoca

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