Hyderabad, Mar 19: Kaveri Seeds, one of India’s premier seed companies with a strong R&D base for developing quality hybrids of key Indian crops on Tuesday announced the commencement of its corn cob drying facility at Molangur in Karimnagar district of Telangana.
The plant is the Asia’s largest and the first of its kind cob dryer. This plant has biomass, double pass dryer Corn cob drying unit, which is fully automated and has the best and state of art infrastructural capability. The capacity of the cob drying facility is 1456 Mt per Cycle which is distributed across 36 Bins, a company statement here said.
Speaking on the occasion, Kaveri Seeds Chairman and Managing Director G V Bhaskar Rao said, “ We have been continuously investing in state of the art technology enabling seed processing facilities in order to meet rising demand for our farmer focused high quality and high-performance seeds. We are extremely happy to launch this first of its kind, world-class corn cob drying facility in Telangana which will help increase germination and vigor and also the shelf life of seeds thereby helping us to manage the inventory better, from this season onwards.
Kaveri Seeds have invested around Rs 20 crore exclusively for cob drying facility in its existing integrated seed conditioning and Packing facility, spread over 15 acres of land. The cob drying facility can process 400 mt of fresh corn cobs per day.
Kaveri Seeds is a robust franchise, built organically over the last 30 years, and will continue to be amongst the top seed companies in the country. Kaveri is the only company to have a footprint across Cotton, Maize, Millets, Vegetables, and Rice, and also the largest pipeline in hybrid seeds across categories, the statement added. (UNI)