Private Seed Company Number of CoR issued Crops
Monsanto India limited 9 Maize (9)
Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited 7 Sorghum (3), Pearl millet (2), Bread Wheat (2)
JK Agri Genetics Limited 3 Maize (2), Sorghum (1)
Nusun Genetics Research Limited 3 Cotton (3)
Ankur Seeds Private Limited 3 Cotton (3)
Rasi Seeds Private Limited 2 Cotton (2)
Devgen N.V. 2 Sorghum (1), Pearl millet (1)
Syngenta India Limited 1 Pearl millet (1)
Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (I) Private Limited 1 Rice (1)
Kaveri Seed Company Limited 1 Cotton (1)
Pioneer Overseas Corporation 1 Pearl millet (1)
Vibha Agrotech Limited 1 Cotton (1)
Total 34 Maize (11), Cotton (10), Sorghum (5), Pearl millet (5), Bread wheat (2), Rice (1)
Source: Compiled by the authors from PVPFRA annual reports for the year 2008- 09, 2009-10, 2010-11, minutes of the meeting, issues of Plant Variety Journal of India and website
Table 6: List of private companies which received CoRfor new varieties (as on 3 October 2012).