Orissa State Seed Certification Agency(OSSCA) was formed on 3rd June 1977 and registered
under Societies Registration Act,1860(Reg. No. 12176/1112 dt 14.10.1977), to carry
out the functions of certification Agencies under Seeds Act 1966 in Orissa State
w.e.f. 01.09.1978 with a mandate to maintain and make available to public high quality
seeds(with prescribed standards) and propagating materials of notified kind & varieties
so grown and distributed as to ensure genetic purity through certification.