SEED PROCESSING / GINNING PLANTS AND MOBILE UNITS

MAIN SEED PROCESSING PLANT SAKRAND
The Main Seed Processing Plant Sakrand was installed during 1982 and inaugurated by the Lt. Gen (R) S.M. Abbasi Governor of Sindh. There are 02 main sections of the plant i.e. Cereal & Ginning Section. The Cereal Section is working satisfactorily since its commissioning. However its capacity has been reduced to about 70% due to passage of time. Whereas the Ginning Plant (LUMUS) and mechanical delinting plant (Haberman) are un-operative since its commissioning. While locally installed Ginning Plant having 05 Sawgins (90 Saws each) is operative since its installation in 1994, whose ginning capacity is 3000 M.T.
   

CAPACITY OF MAIN SEED PLANT SAKRAND AND COTTON GINNING FACTORY TANDOJAM

   
 
Type of Crop
Location
Designed Capacity
Remarks
Cereal Section
Wheat Sakrand
12000 M.T
Main Plant & 01 Wheat Seed Cleaning Unit
  Tandojam
2000 M.T
01 Wheat Seed Cleaning Unit
  Total
14000 M.T
 
   
 
Paddy Sakrand
1600 M.T
 
Cotton Section
Cotton Gining Sakrand
5400 M.T
 
  Tandojam
1200 M.T

Non functional

  Total:
6600 M.T
 
MINI SEED PROCESSING PLANTS:
There are 11 x Mini Seed Processing Plants having the capacity of 1000 kgs / hour (25 mds) which were received from Japan’s Government in Aid during 1996-97. The details / locations where installed are as under:-
   
 
Sr. #
Location of Wheat
Processing Plants
Designed Capacity
Remarks
1. Sakrand Plant
1200 M.T
(3 x Units)  
2. Ghotki Farm
800 M.T
(2 x Units)  
3. Kotdiji Farm
400 M.T
(1 x Unit)

Damaged/burnt during Dec-07

4. Setharja Farm
400 M.T
(1 x Unit) Damaged/burnt during Dec-07
5. Mobile Units
800 M.T
(2 x Unit)

2 x Mobile Units installed on Mazda Trucks, which are being provided to the growers at their doorstep as and when required by them.

6. Foundation Seed Cell Tandojam
400 M.T
(1 x Unit)  
7. Rice Research Institute Dokri
400 M.T
(1 x Unit)  
  Total:
4400 M.T
(11 x Units)  
         
   
UTILIZATION OF SEED PLANTS
A total quantity of 80264 x kgmds of Wheat Seed was purchased, out of which 4484 x kgmds seed was rejected by FSC&RD. As such 75780 mds of seed was processed at the Main Seed Processing Plant Sakrand and Mini Processing Plants at Ghotki as under:-
 
Main Plant Sakrand 72780 Kgmds
Mini Plants Ghotki 3000 Kgmds
Total 75780 Kgmds
   
   
PROCESSING FACILITIES TO THE GROWERS THROUGH MOBILE UNITS
Seed Processing Facilities are being provided to the growers at their door steps on their demand. In the year 2007-2008 about 10000 mds of wheat of private growers was processed through the mobile units at their door steps.
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