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Availability of Quality Seeds

NEW DELHI: The availability of quality seeds for farmers during the last three years against the requirement is as follows:-


Quantity in Lakh Quintals

Year Requirement Availability
2012-13 315.19 328.58
2013-14 335.26 347.31
2014-15 343.56 351.77



Systematic breeder seed production programme is taken up by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Institutes and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and certified/quality seed production programme is taken up by the National Seeds Corporation Ltd. (NSC), the State Seeds Corporations, the State Department of Agriculture, State Seed Farms, State Agricultural Universities Farms, Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd. (KRIBHCO), Private Firms etc. for ensuring the supply of quality seeds to farmers.


This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha on Friday.


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