Eligibility for certification of crop varieties
Certified seed production can be carried out only in notified varieties(http://www.seedtamilnadu.com/). Information on notification status of various varieties that are intended to be produced can be obtained from the offices of Assistant Directors of Seed Certification and the seed certification officers working under them.
Availability of seeds
To get Breeder seeds, a farmer /seed producer should apply to Seed Association of India for Central released varieties and to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for state released varieties through Department of Seed Certification.
Foundation seeds may be obtained from state Agricultural Department, Quasi Government agencies and private seed producers and sellers.