Western Seeds Ltd.
The story of Western Agri Seeds Ltd begins with town Junagadh, which is famous for Asiatic lions and mango ‘Kesar’, and holly land ‘Ramvadi’ of famous sant ‘Param Pujya Pragdas Bapa’.
Mr. N. P. Patel, Managing Director of the company, after completion of graduation in agriculture in 1977 joined pesticide company ‘Pesticides India Ltd.’, then after he joined multinational pesticides company ‘Union Carbide India Ltd’ in 1978, but being a son of soil, he thought that he must work for welfare of farming communities and agricultural development in the country. He resigned from multinational company, and started entrepreneurship in seed business at Junagadh, with establishment of ‘N. P. Seeds Corporation’ in the year 1983. As a expansion of seed business, he established new seed company “WESTERN AGRI SEEDS LTD” at Gandhinagar (Gujarat) in the year 1994.
The company operates its seed business in more than 10 states of the country and also abroad in African countries. The company deals with production and marketing of quality seeds of notified and research Varieties/Hybrids of field and vegetable crops.
The moto of the company is "MORE FOR ALL". The objectives of the company are crop improvement through applied plant breeding, quality seed production of all categories and marketing of certified and truthful labelled seeds. An extension activities like field demonstrations of developed improved varieties and hybrids, and transfer of technologies is carried out, also awareness campaign of dealers, distributors and farmers for quality seeds.
The company also enrich knowledge and skills of scientific resources associated with DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi) approved R & D (80 Acre) and seed processing work through their participation in group meeting, seminars, symposiums and conference, and also with intellectual meeting with scientific resources of SAUs, ICAR Institutes and retired eminent scientists.