Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology is conducting a Stakeholder Meet on “National Certification System for Tissue Culture Raised Plants (NCS-TCP)” on November 14, 2017 at SCOPE Convention Centre Auditorium, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi to create awareness among all the Stakeholders particularly key Officials from Centre and State Government’s Agriculture and Horticulture Departments. The Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is assisting DBT in implementing the NCS-TCP as the Management Cell and organizing the event.
Government of India has established the “National Certification System for Tissue Culture Raised Plants (NCS-TCP)” authorizing Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology as the Certification Agency vide the Gazette Notification dated 10th March 2006 under the “Seeds Act, 1966” for ensuring production and distribution of quality tissue culture planting materials.
The purpose of NCS-TCP is to ensure production and distribution of quality tissue culture planting materials. NCS-TCP is a unique quality management system, first of its kind in the world, which ensures recognition of Tissue Culture Production Facility for the production of quality planting material and certification of end products.
NCS-TCP has made significant impact in the last one decade of its implementation. Currently, around 80 Companies are recognized. Two Referral Centre’s and five Test Laboratories are accredited under this system. The recognized companies are eligible for getting their planting material certified from the Accredited Test Laboratories. So far, more than 275 million Tissue Culture plants have been certified through this system.
The purpose of Stakeholder Meet is interaction amongst the stakeholders who will be participating namely Tissue Culture Industries, Farmers and Mission Directors of State Horticulture Mission/Senior Officials of Horticulture Department in the State’s dealing with tissue culture plants/quality planting material. This interaction is expected to identify the way forward towards realizing the full potential of this certification system which in unique, dynamic and comprehensive in nature.
Venue: Auditorium, SCOPE Convention Centre , SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Date: 14th November, 2017