Milestones

1989

  •        Established  JK Agri Genetics, ( A division of JK Industries Ltd) with a view to develop
           high yielding varieties in various field crops,  to boost agriculture. productivity.

1990

  •        Started  R&D  activities  in  jowar, bajra & maize crops.

1995

  •        Entered into marketing agreement with RASI Seeds Pvt Ltd for marketing cotton hybrids,
           across India. 
  •      Introduced innovative farmer booking scheme, first time in India.

1996

  •        Started crop breeding activities in cotton.

1997

  •       R&D centre at Ravalkol was recognised by Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR)
          Govt. of India.

1999

  •       Established state of the art Biotech Research Laboratory.
  •       Launched versatile JK cotton hybrids, developed through in-house research.
  •       Full-fledged biotech R&D operations started.
  •       Entered into collaborative research agreement with BREF BIOTECH, IIT Kharagpur  
          for  developing  transgenic cotton hybrids.

 

2000

  •       Launched record breaking high yielding rice hybrid JKRH 401. 
  •       Entered into collaborative research agreement with ICIRSAT for development of 
          high  yielding sorghum and pearl millet hybrids.

2001

  •       Launched DNA mapping quality assurance process for parental seed.

2003

  •      JK Agri Genetics  has become an independent company, “JK Agri Genetics Ltd” and   
         listed in the  Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE).

2004

  •      Biotech R&D centre was recognized by Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR),
         Govt. of India.
  •      Providing computer systems in all the production centre and implementing
         SAP package so as to get timely feedback on production activity.
  •      Introduced “BAR Coding” in cotton seed packing to eliminate human error. 

2006

  •      Launched indigenously developed BT.Cotton hybrids  in collaboration with  BREF Biotech
         IIT -Kharagpur.
  •      Entered into collaborative agreement with NBRI, lucknow to develop transgenic cotton
         hybrids.
  •      Involved in diversified activities of  medicinal (herbal)  and organic product  business by 
         name   “NATEXT”.

2007

  •  Entered into agreement with KWS SAAT, GERMANY  for sugar beet crop development in 
     India 
  •  Signed agreement for undertaking project on “cotton fibre quality improvement program” 
     with CSIR  (NMITLI) with Govt. of India  funding.

2009

  •   Signed agreement for undertaking project on “cotton fiber quality improvement program” 
      with CSIR  (NMITLI) with Govt. of India  funding.
  •   Entered into licensing agreement with  MAHYCO Monsanto India Ltd for production &    
      marketing of  BG-II JK cotton hybrids.
     

2010

  •   Established state of the art seed conditioning plant with  latest world class equipment 
      to take up processing, packing and quality  control operations, with seasonal processing
      capacity of  15,000 mt.
  •   Achieved group chairman’s people management award for the year 2009-10.

2011

  •  Established processing facility at Kota, Rajasthan with  seasonal processing capacity of
     3,000 mt.