Ajeet Seeds Ltd established in 1986, when the Green Revolution was progressing, Ajeet seeds participated and shared its role in this.
This company is formed by a son of farmer and industrialist Shri Padmakarrao Mulay, keeping in mind to avail best quality seeds at reasonable rates to farming community.
With the humble beginning the company started production and marketing of public bred hybrids & varieties. Simultaneously Research wing established under leadership of veteran agri-scientist and experienced professor, Dr. Thombre.
Introduction of Ajeet-11, the cotton hybrid in 1992 are known for their seed quality tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Nothing succeeds like success Ajeet-11 is followed by Ajeet-33 with distinguishing differences and attributes. It was followed by research hybrid Jowar, Bajra, Maize, Sunflower etc. The first vegetable, hybrid Bhendi Ajeet-311 was launched in 2002. It was followed by hybrid Chillies, Brinjal, Tomato, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd etc.
Ajeet seed is the first private seed company to introduce proprietor variety of wheat Ajeet-102. The progress is continued and spontaneous. As a result the product profile of the company covers 22 crops and their 55 different hybrids varieties.
With understanding the pivotal role of Bio-technology in seed industry, a separate department of Bio-technology has been established in 2003. It is blooming with hopes.
The company established a State of Art laboratory supported by team of expert scientist. The company is trying to develop own / indigenous transgenic technology for the crops which shall accelerate the progress furthermore in the nearest future.
DSIR National Award, 2006 for Outstanding Research Achievements was confirmed on Ajeet Seeds Ltd., by the Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. The Outstanding R & D achievements for which the Award is declared to the company, include Release & Notification of Cotton hybrids, Ajeet-11 & Ajeet-33, by the Ministry of Agriculture; Government of India, making available these hybrids with Bt genes for cultivation duly approved by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, and also the Development and Commercialization of outstanding Okra hybrids, Ajeet-333 & Ajeet-345 with genetic male sterility base.
In recognization of the contributions in Agriculture and Social welfare, number of awards like “Marathwada Kesari” in year 2001, “Marathwada Ratna & Maharashtra Bhushan” in Sept,2002 have been confirmed on our Hon’ble Chairman Shri Padmakar Haribhau Mulay and presented by gracious hands of Chief Minister Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh.
The company started with seed production of couple of notified varieties in 1986 and is now producing 22 crops and their 55 different hybrids varieties.
In house R&D unit recognized by Ministry of Science and Technology, Department Of Science And Industrial Research, Government Of India.
The company has developed its own genetic resources of GMS and CMS based hybrid seeds in case of cotton, jowar, bajra, pear millet, chili, okra and pigeon pea. The company has separate R & D facilities, with well-equipped laboratories and qualified research scientists.
Hybrid cotton, Ajeet-11 (irrigated and rainfed) ranked first for 3 years consistently under All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project (AICCIP) trials conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.
Hybrid cotton Ajeet-33 (irrigated) ranked first for 2 years consistently under All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project (AICCIP) trials conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.
Jowar hybrids Ajeet-997, Ajeet-333 ranked first in the National level testing.
Improved chili, Ajeet-11 ranked second during 2001-02 under yield trials conducted by All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project of ICAR, New Delhi.
The first private seed company in the seed industry to introduce proprietary variety of Wheat Ajeet-102.
The company has established wide, well spread network of 400 distributors and 3000 dealers and more than 26000 of seed producers, growers all over India.
The company has established Tie up with Mahyco-Monsanto for Transgenic (Bt) cotton technology in April-2002 and aiming to develop its own transgenic technology in various crops.
The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, has given permission for sales of Bollgard-I (Ajeet-33 and Ajeet-155) and Bollgard-II (Ajeet-11) cotton hybrids in Central and South zone in May & June, 2006.
Quality Policy / Processes
Quality Control A separate Quality Control wing functions to ensure genetic purity of seeds during seed production on farms and at Quality Control Laboratory. Crop wise standards as per with National Standards for different quality parameters are fixed and stringent tests undertaken before releasing seed lots for marketing. Physical purity, Genetic purity, germination and genome testing ensures high quality of seeds.