Mr. Tapas Konar holds a postgraduate degree in agronomy from Calcutta University (1995) and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan (1993). During his graduate and post-graduate studies, he received a National Scholarship. Mr. Tapas has over 25 years of domain expertise in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Profit and Loss in the Agricultural Inputs industry, as well as 10 years in the Chemistry Business and 15 years in the Seed Business. Mr. Tapas began his career as a Sales Representative with United Phosphorus Ltd in 1995.
Bringing value-added seeds to the farming community
His next job was as a TSM with the German MNC Bayer India Ltd. He led the team that promoted “Confidor” (Imidacloprid) in BPH & GLH in paddy in They Bengal in 1997-98, which is still a favorite choice of paddy farmers today. In 2001, he received the “Master Salesman Award” from Bayer.
Mr. Tapas has domain experience in vegetable crops, field crops, and cotton crops, which he has personally managed at the PAN India level from 2012 to 2018. He has also handled international business for Bangladesh and Bhutan. His primary strengths are his integrity, planning, hard effort, and great comprehension and foresight of future requirements.
Ramnagar Seed Farm Private Limited
Dr. D. Konar, a former director of agriculture and They Bengal’s former secretary of agriculture, was the driving force behind the establishment of the Ramnagar Seed Farm Pvt Ltd (RSFPL) in 1994 in Ramnagar, 22 kilometers from Burdwan, as “Ramnagar Gramin Seed Farm,” which later became “Ramnagar Seed Farm” under the ownership of Mr. SK Abdul Zabbar in 1996. Mr. SK Abdul Zabbar and his co-partners Mr. SK Alauddin and Mr. SK Nuruddin became partners in the “Ramnagar Seed Farm” at the year’s end. To better reflect its new name, Ramnagar Seed Farm Pvt. Ltd. Was established in 2011, along with a new Board of Directors comprised of five members: Mr. Alhaz SK Abdul Hakim, Chairman, and Mr. SK Abdul Zabbar, Managing Director.
When Mr. Tapas Konar (former CEO of Utkal Tubers India and former National Sales Manager of JK Agri Genetics Ltd) joined the company in April 2019 as Chief Executive Officer, he was there to help the company expand its operations across India.
- 1994 Started in the Burdwan district of They Bengal
- 1996 220 MT Bankura, Purulia, Midndpore, Howrah
- 2000 Howrah, North Bengal, Bihar 615 MT
- 2004 Entire Theyst Bengal, Jharkhand 2850 MT
- 2008 Uttar Pradesh
- 2010 Assam, Uttarakhand
- 2014 Tripura with Potato Seeds
- 2019 Corporate Office was established at Burdwan & corporate operation Started for PAN India in April 2019 in its Silver Jubilee Year, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Entire Jharkhand.
- 2020 Established 2 separate Cold Storage with a storage capacity of 1000 MT for Vegetable & Field Crops seeds. Built a warehouse having a storage capacity of 2,50,000 Sq. Ft at am Kamnagar win 5 processing machines to process and pack 20000 MT output. (Projected 18000 MT).
“They prioritize quality above quantity.” They want to make farmers happy and farming a successful and sustainable profession for the next generation.”
When it comes to product quality, They make no concessions. Their seeds have improved genetic and physical purity, resulting in increased yield. Their healthful seeds have appealing forms, sizes, and colors. It has superior physiological vigour and stamina because of its higher germination.
“Providing high-value seeds to the farming community”
They are primarily concerned with their customers. The farm’s seeds are extremely nutritious. Only after GOT clearance is all seeds subjected to quality monitoring. A wide variety of seeds are accessible in the market at reasonable prices.
- Honesty is the best policy.
- Zero tolerance for quality standards.
- Teamwork can overcome any adversity.
- The only way to achieve long-term, sustainable growth is via hard effort.
- Only happy employees are productive employees.
Research and Development
“R&D” is an organization’s most innovative wing. Demand for items changes when farmers feed millions more people with improved cultivars. Changing biotic and abiotic pressures affect farmers’ needs. Climate has changed drastically from a century ago. Insects and disease-causing pathogens are also evolving to survive. R&D is the answer to changing times and agricultural ecologies. They’re redirecting funding to R&D.
Rice Stem Borer or Leaf Folder they’re deadly insects fifty years ago, but now Tungro Virus, BPH, or Fall Army Worm are more threatening. Human tastes change. For better cooking, people choose rice with thin grains. 25 years have changed Hybrid Paddy. So many features are evaluated while designing a good hybrid paddy, such as balanced amylose content (to avoid stickiness), Head Rice Recovery (HRR) –to ensure paddy to rice milling percentage improves, an improvement on per day yield (to come up with a good short duration hybrid), and so on. R&D’s turn. Its main purpose in the “Agri Input Sector” is to keep farmers informed. R&D creates “Value-Added” items beyond yield. “Value Addition” is insect resistance, higher N-use efficiency, drought tolerance, or submergence tolerance that maintains farmers in a “comfort zone” during biotic or abiotic challenges. Population and agricultural land are scarce. To feed everyone, they must balance two unbalanced equations. More production each day means a quicker harvest.
What They do.
- Conventional Breeding
Ramnagar Seed Farm focuses on conventional breeding, which is nothing more than the systematic crossing of selected species with selected qualities to create a better, desirable, need-based hybrid. The preservation of these top germplasm is likewise being carefully monitored. They are currently concentrating their efforts on crops such as hybrid paddy, bajra, maize, and vegetables.
- Resistance Breeding
In ‘Resistance Breeding’ screening methods in the greenhouse and laboratory for assessing resistance to biotic stresses is the major part. In this screening method, they test whether the hybrid is partial or completely resistant to any particular infection or insect attack.
This is an integral part of Breeding in Modern Science, and they are collaborating with many laboratories. They are currently focussing on.
- Germ plasm Fingerprinting
- Molecular Breeding
- Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)
There is an old proverb that says, “excellent seed makes a good crop.”
However, in a world in which the effects of climate change, such as intensified droughts, shifting precipitation patterns, flooding, intense heat waves, and wildfires, make it very complicated for farmers to make a quality crop, the value of efficient, resilient, and the profit-yielding seed becomes tremendously more essential. The seed industry is aware of this fact and is aware of the difficulties that farmers face in the modern era. Their primary mission is to supply farmers all over the world with seeds that are adapted to the conditions of the local environment as theyll as the requirements of the local food systems.
The site- http://ramnagarseedfarm.com/