Under seed certification programme approximately 40,000 ha covered in 2018-19 with crops like paddy, wheat, maize, kalai, gram, lentil, khesari, arhar, mustard, ground nut, sesame, jute, potato etc. and organizations like Govt. Farms, KVKs, WBSSCL, NSC, SAU, WBCADC, Co-operatives, SKUs, NGOs, Farmers Club and Private Organizations for seed production are involved. Initiative has been taken to popularize new varieties (below 10 years of notification) of various crops. In W.B, almost 25-30% of the seed produced under Seed Certification Programme is of newly notified varieties and special emphasis has been given for the production of Hybrid Maize seed and Finger Millet.