Hindustan Agrigenetics Limited (HAL) was incorporated in 25 Jul.'90 as a private limited company and was converted into a public limited company in 19 Feb.'94. It is into agriculture biotechnology. The company commenced implementation of a tissue culture and hybrid seeds project with an installed capacity of 3000 tpa of hybrid seeds and 2 mln tissue culture plantlets pa at Hyderabad in 1990. Commercial production of hybrid seeds commenced in Apr.'92 and that of tissue culture plantlets commenced in Aug.'94. The company completed one half of the floriculture project which is being implemented. Further, the company's sunflower hybrid was adjudged as the best short duration sunflower in the national testing programme of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The tissue culture division also started full scale commercial production during the year with most of its produce being exported to Holland.