NBIL, independently as well as jointly with the sister-concern, Global Transgenes Ltd, have forged R&D collaborations with several national and international organizations of repute. These include National Centre for Plant Biotechnology at IARI, New Delhi; International Rice Research Institute at the Philippines; Biocentury Transgenes Corporation (China) Ltd, in China; Biotechnology Research Institute at Beijing in China; National Rice Research Institute at Sichuan Province in China; Guard Rice in Pakistan; Cotton Development Agency (Ministry of Agriculture), Govt of the Philippines, etc. Nath seeds Ltd is one of the largest seed companies in the country and has been in research and breeding, production, processing and marketing of high quality hybrid seeds of different crops.
NSL has collaboration with Royal Sluis, Holland, for joint research, production and marketing of hybrid vegetable seeds. In a major restructuring of its agri-businesses, the Nath Group, a major player in biotech and hybrid seed industry in the country, is merging Nath Biotechnologies with Nath Seeds and change its name to Nath Biotech and Seeds Company. Nath Seeds has collection of more than 13,500 germ plasms. It has released 25 hybrids in last 3 years and it is ready for 28 to be launched in next 3 years. It has devised a multi pronged strategy for aggressive growth. Nath Seeds has recently launched a wheat variety called Dry Wonder in Madhya Pradesh. This unique wheat variety needs only two irrigations per crop as against average wheat crop in India requiring at least 6 to 8 irrigations.
The company has seed processing facilities at Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and is listed on the Ahmedabad, Mumbai and National Stock Exchanges. Nath Seeds, the first seed company in Asia Pacific region to get ISO 9001 certificate, has released over 25 hybrids for paddy, wheat, mustard and cotton during last 3 years.
The Company researched product mustard “NATH SONA 212” was released at National level. The Company also released a new variety of Hybrid Paddy. A new product in Wheat “MOHAN WONDER” was also well accepted in the Market.
The Company researched Cotton hybrid “KASHINATH” was released & notified at National level by Central Seed Committee of the Government. The Company researched Forage Sorghum hybrid “NATHCHARI 905” has also been recommended for release & notification at National Level by ICAR. The Company has an effective Research & Development infrastructure and continuously endeavors to produce better hybrids through its research efforts. It released Two new hybrids in Cotton & Sorghum and One new hybrid in Sunflower, Maize, Soyabean and Pigeonpea. The Company has undertaken a unique Integrated Agro Processing and Corporate Farming project which involves cultivating Fruits & Vegetables over an area of 2500 acres. The Company also plans to set up a modular technology laboratory for DNA finger printing & disease control of the seeds. The Company has regular program to train its employees with better skills and knowledge. Resourcefully equipped with research farms, testing stations, processing and warehousing facilities in the marketing areas, Nath Seeds is also optimally staffed with dealers and distributors to push its production through. The company also plans to accelerate its exports and aims to be a leading player in the agro-based industry.
The Company has been awarded with ISO 9001 for excellence in operations. The Company is the first Seed Company in Asia to be awarded with this unique honor. The Company has also been awarded with the prestigious “Vasantrao Naik Prathisthan Award” for its contribution for enhancing Agricultural Productivity. The Company also entered Paddy and Sunflower markets with new hybrids for the first time. The Company has undertaken a unique Integrated Agro Processing and Corporate Farming project which involves cultivating Fruits & Vegetables over an area of 2500 acres.
The Company through its R & D Department has developed and launched Hybrid Rice for sale for the first time in the Country. The company proposes to set up an exclusive Rice breeding station at Hyderabad. The Company proposes to set up two more Seed Processing Plants-cum-Storage facilities in Central and Northern India. The Company has also entered the field of Floriculture. The Company is setting up facilities to grow Orchids for the first time in this part of the country. The Company has made technical arrangements with one of the most experienced Orchid growing Company of the world. The Company has also developed an Eco friendly bio-pesticide based on Neem and is in the process of marketing the same under the brand name “NEEMNATH”.
Company has made arrangements for testing of various hybrids in different centers for varying agro-climatic conditions, besides its own research stations for trials. The company proposes to expand the processing capacities and storage facilities substantially. Due to adverse situation in the Primary Capital Market, public issue was deferred so far. – Recognizing the tremendous scope a new company in the name of Nath Biotechnologies Ltd., has been promoted by the company. It has commissioned the commercial Tissue Culture facility at Itkheda, Aurangabad.
It was converted into a public limited company in October 1987.
Incorporated as a private limited company in October.
The company started its activities as a partnership firm. Nath seeds Ltd. is a member of the Nath group of companies promoted by Shri. Nandkishore Kagliwal and his associates. Nath group is a well diversified group having interests in paper, seeds, agro-research plantation, biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals & chemicals.