Seed collection plays a key role in processing & production of bio-diesel. As the tree borne oil seeds are spread in wide area.
Models of seed collection evolved : Three Types of Seed collection mechanisms viz. Milk Federation Model, Hassan Bio-fuel Grower’s model & a model where food is & civil supply chains could be used for the collection of bio-fuel seeds in the state. The work is on for establishing these models.
Involvement of Community: Community involvement is felt necessary for collection of seeds. Women’s self help groups, tank user’s group, village forest committees are proposed to be involved actively in the seeds collection mechanism.
To avoid exploitation of middleman to provide maximum benefits to farmers a proper price needs to be fixed for procurement of bio-fuel seeds KSBDBconstituting a subcommittee has fixed prices for procurement of seeds. The farmers’ interest is protected by this measure.