Organisation: MP State Seed Certification Agency, Bhopal
Country : INDIA
Website : www.mpssca.org
From January 2014, MP State Seed Certification Agency has implemented a completely online e-governance system for the entire process of seed certification. The web-based system enables growers and seed producers to apply online for registration as seed producers, pay registration and other fees directly into the Seed Certification Agency account through an online banking and payment gateway, online availability of all related documents and processing of application from ASCO, SCO & HO, online availability of registration certificate to producers, MIS report generation, seed grower/crop registration, online application by producers for stock verification, verification of stock by ASCO, online application by growers for crop registration (from verified stock), fees calculation as per crop, area of production, online laboratory results and final availability of certificates.
The system also has archival systems and analytics reporting. So far, for the 2014 Kharif season, the system has enabled registration of 1194 seed producers, 511 seed producing plants, 41319 seed growers covering a total registered area of 181,006 hectares. The system supports use of Hindi language and has thereby increased people’s access to the website irrespective of their location. The implementation of the system has made the whole process more transparent and convenient for users and has enabled considerable time and cost savings for both the users and the certification agency. It has also enabled access from remote areas for certification. The limitation of office times has also been overcome as the system is available 24X7.