Quality seeds must for food security

Assistant Director-General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Dr RP Dua on Tuesday stressed the need for provisioning quality seeds to the farmers for achieving the goals of food security.

Inaugurating the three-day Regional Agriculture Fair at the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI) here, Dr Dua said there should be a coordinated approach on the issue from research outputs to making quality seeds adequately available to the farmers at the grassroots. The State governments and the extension agencies have a key role to play in ensuring that good quality seeds are provided to the farmers so that productivity and yield can be increased significantly.

The fair with focus on “Technologies and programmes for the second green revolution in Eastern India” is attended by more than 1,000 farmers from Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Over 70 stalls have been put up to demonstrate new technologies in farming, advances in farming system upgradation, crop diversification, horticulture, animal husbandry, farm mechanisation, organic farming and women in agriculture........Read More


Source: IBN Live

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