Hyderabad: Kaveri Seeds, a seed company with an R&D base for developing hybrids of key Indian crops has commenced its corn cob drying facility at Molangur, Karimnagar in Telangana.
The plant is Asia’s largest and the first of its kind cob dryer. This plant has biomass, double pass dryer corn cob drying unit, which is fully automated and has the infrastructural capability. The capacity of the cob drying facility is 1,456 MT per cycle.
Speaking on the occasion, G V Bhaskar Rao, CMD, Kaveri Seeds said, “We have been continuously investing in state-of-the art technology enabling seed processing facilities in order to meet rising demand for our farmer focused high quality and high-performance seeds. We are extremely happy to launch this first of its kind, world-class corn cob drying facility in Telangana which will help increase germination and vigor and also the shelf life of seeds
thereby helping us to manage the inventory better, from this season onwards.”
Kaveri Seeds has invested around Rs 20 crore exclusively for cob drying facility in its existing integrated seed conditioning and packing facility, spread over 15 acres of land. The cob drying facility can process 400 MT of fresh
corn cobs per day.
Kaveri Seeds has footprint across cotton, maize, millets, vegetables, and rice, and also the largest pipeline in hybrid seeds across categories.