CM approves addtl funds for seed procurement
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Jammu, Nov 12: Flagging quality agricultural inputs as important ingredients to boost farm production and productivity, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today approved a proposal for enhancing funds for seed procurement and distribution for ensuing Rabi season.
He called for seed replacement from 10 per cent to 25 per cent under a comprehensive strategy to be worked out in consultation and involvement of Agriculture Universities.
Chairing a meeting here, Omar gave nod for release of required funds for procurement and supply of certified seeds to be worked out by the Agriculture and Finance Departments.
He approved revolving fund for stocking and supplying Dia-Ammonium Phosphate and Muriat of Potash fertilisers to the farmers at the hour of need.
Omar underlined the need of enhancing the production of certified seeds in the agriculture farms and propagating these through progressive farmers.
Omar asked the Agriculture Department to incorporate its demand for enhancing grants for quality seed procurement and production in the budget proposals so that Finance Department would be able to earmark the funds for the purpose at the beginning of the fiscal.
Omar underlined the role of Agriculture Universities in the production of foundation seeds and formulation of a comprehensive plan for seed replacement in consonance with the agronomic conditions and feasibilities of crops.
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