Seed Industry

Seed Processor

Seed Workers

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Certified training for Seed Processing Worker (programme aligned to AGR/ Q7102 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Not applicapable

The tasks a Seed Processing Worker is expected to perform include:

Cleaning seeds for undesirable materials

Drying and treating the seeds after cleaning them properly

Taking sample seeds for testing

Storing the seeds in an appropriate manner

Packing the seeds for distribution

Assuring the quality of the process

Knowledge of different types of seeds and their characteristics

Knowledge of amount of moisture content required for good storage life of the seeds Familiar with different methods of cleaning and drying the seeds

Knowledge of causes of seed deterioration Familiar with different types of chemicals used for treating seeds Familiar with the best practices of seed packaging Knowledge of difference in oil and non-oil seeds Skilled in best practices of seed storage

Not Applicapable

Physically fit

Detail-oriented Observant

Ability to work independently


It is not a field job

May or may not require supervising a team of other Workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available at some places

Work from home is not applicable

Working hours

Upto 9 hours of working, 6 days a week

Overtime may be required after harvesting season. Shift system may be applicable.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include, exposure to considerable amount of dust and equipment noise, susceptible to back and neck pain, exposure to chemicals

For daily wage workers 175 to 200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Seed Industry in IndiaSeed is the basic and most critical input for sustainable agriculture.The response of all other inputs depends on the quality of seeds to a large extent.It is estimated that the direct contribution of quality seed alone to the total production is about 15 ? 20% depending upon the crop and it can be further raised upto 45% with efficient management of other inputs. The developments in the seed industry in India, particularly in the last 30 years, are very significant.Seed industry today is set to work with a ?farmer-centric? approach and is market driven.However, there is an urgent need for the State Seed Corporations also to transform themselves in tune with the industry in terms ofinfrastructure, technologies, approach and the management culture to be able to survive in the competitive market and to enhance their contribution in the national endeavour of increasing food production to attain food & nutritional security.1

Land owners

Agriculture co-operations

The job openings are in small towns and villages across India.2