The Regional Seed Centre, Samtenling (Bhur) was initially opened as Regional Agricultural Research Station in 1969. Over the last four decades the centre went through different functional set-ups. The production of planting materials started as National Seeds & Plants Program (NSPP), then Druk Seed Corporation and currently as National Seed Centre.
To be a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable centre, ensuring national Seed Security through production of high quality seeds and planting materials.
To produce and promote high quality seeds, planting materials and other agricultural inputs in adequate quantities and at affordable price to improve the livelihood of the farmers.
REGIONAL SEED CENTRE, SAMTENLING
EXISITNG FACILITIES & RESOURCES
The regional centre has 77.57 acres of land managed by five technical & two support staff with 33 farm laborers. After the reversion of Druk Seed Corporation to National Seed Centre as one of the programs under the Department of Agriculture, facilities like permanent Insect-proof citrus & large Cardamom propagation houses, internal irrigation facilities, compound fencing, Mother blocks with tagged varieties on Mango, Litchi, Guava, Areca nut, Banana and large cardamom have been established. Elite Progeny Orchard which provides the clients to choose their preferred varieties has also been established. The office which was built in late 60s has been renovated and modest facilities are in place.
|Sl. #||Name of the crop||Botanical name||Variety|
|Rice||Oryza sativa||Bhur Ray Kaap-1 & 2, Bhur Kambja-1 & 2, BR-26 &28|
|Dragon fruit||Pitaya blanca||Gewaringpa 1|
|Jack fruit||Artocarpus heterophyllus||Local|
|Mango||Mangifera indica||Bajo Aumchukali-1, 2, & 3.|
|Litchi||Litchi chinensis||Beedana, Muzafarpur, Bhur selection|
|Banana||Musa spp.||Jazi, Chinichampa|
|Guava||Psidium guajava||Bebsew Shakha, Bajo Bebsew, L-49,|
|Avocado||Persea Americana Mill||Hass, Bacon, Zutano|
|Passion fruit||Passiflora edulis||Local|
|Pine apple||Annas comosus||Queen|
|Areca nut||Areca catechu||Bhur selection|
|Large cardamom||Amomum sabulatum||Varlangay|
|Watermelon||Citrullus lanatus||Sugar baby|