VNR Seeds Private Limited (VSPL) has set up advance Seed conditioning line, high capacity seed dryer and automated cold storage infrastructure at Village—Deorjhal, District Durg, State Chhattisgarh. VNR’s seed conditioning plant at Deorjhal is 30 km from Mumbai-Kolkata National Highway (NH6), already has 2 processing lines—new expansion will add capacity of 5MT per hour and will now have combined processing capacity of 17MT per hour for field and vegetable crops.
On 21st December 2017, the Plant was click-started by Mentor & Founder Breeder of VNR Seeds, Dr. Narayan Chawda. The auspicious pooja and grand inauguration ceremony was well attended by management, officials and business partners of VNR. “VNR continues to execute the critical verticals of our proven strategy. Chhattisgarh is an attractive region with strong growth potential and this new expansion facility allows us to provide seed of the highest quality and will deliver exceptional value to our farming community” said Mr. Vimal Chawda, MD VNR Seeds in his inaugural speech.
Further, Mr. Chawda emphasized the need and importance of high capacity gas fired seed dryer which is built based on custom specifications of VNR by Cimbria Heid. He elaborated that advanced seed dryer with 18MT per batch capacity will help VNR to dry seed year-round in all season irrespective of any weather condition. He added that, VNR puts high importance on longevity of its seed material and this latest automated 1250MT cold storage will allow us to store vegetable seed in readily accessible in-house facility, which in turn will help streamline timely dispatches catering to our growing market requirement and address production disparity due to seasonal variations.
Mr. Arvind Agrawal, Director on behalf of Management team of VNR congratulated project management team headed by Mr. Rajkumar Kundu for setting up this high-tech, state of the art infrastructure facility in record duration. Mr. Rajkumar Kundu, General Manager-Processing, in his presentation conveyed various unique features of this newly built infrastructure facility which mainly consists of 42000 sq. ft. Kirby make warehouse structure with seed storage capacity of 2500 MT, houses 5MT per hour capacity Cimbria processing line, 18MT per batch Cimbria seed dryer and 1250MT capacity energy efficient cold storage.
Cimbria processing line is completely equipped with latest Z elevator system instead of traditional bucket elevator. This type of Z elevator used for seed loading allows gentle handling of seed and eliminates breakage of vegetable and field crop seed. Cold storage is installed with energy efficient, intelligent compressor from Bitzer, Germany which has received the internationally coveted ASERCOM certification. Customized Seed Dryer co-designed by VNR and manufactured by Cimbria has LPG based energy efficient, Tecflam burners. Seed drying bins have double pass mechanism for blowing hot air which allows bi-directional flows–both from top and bottom directions. Based on requirement of seed drying, speed of centrifugal axial fans can be controlled. The seed dryer set up has 6 high capacity bins wherein a single bin can also be used with minimum quantity of seed for drying.
Entire setup comprising of processing line, dryer and cold storage is fully integrated with SCADA— control system architecture—which collects and monitor real-time data through sensors at every stage and allows operations management from remote locations. Mr. Michael Petzmann, Sales Manager Cimbria Heid GmbH praised that infrastructure facility created by VNR is at par with European standards. He reiterated that domain expertise brought in by VNR for designing specialized dryer has been a learning experience for Cimbria and hold in high regard its valuable long-term relationship with VNR.
About VNR Seeds Private Limited:
VSPL is one of the leading Research based Agri-Biotech Seed Company involved in Breeding, Production, Processing & Marketing of cereals, vegetables & fruit crops. VSPL is headquartered in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The Company’s R&D establishment is DSIR certified and have 7 R&D stations spread across different agro-climatic zones. VSPL has also established fully equipped Bio-tech lab well aligned with breeding program.
VSPL have a very strong product portfolio representing all the 3 verticals of seed industry with 12 representative Crops. Cereal crop is mainly dominated by Paddy followed by Maize and Bajra. Vegetable crops have 19 variants with 300 varieties. Fruits crop is represented by Papaya and Guava. VSPL has earned a strong reputation among farming community with their vision of providing quality seed and planting material to farmers having focus on “Good Seed Better Yield”.
Published on: January 17, 2018