Jitendra Singh lays foundation of seed processing plant in Kathua

According to an official spokesperson, Singh, while speaking on the occasion, informed that the plant will be made operational under the administrative control of National Seed Corporation Ltd.

Union MoS for PMO Jitendra Singh on Thursday laid foundation stone of J&K`s ‘first seed processing plant and storage godown’ here at village Janglote, near Panchayat Ghar, Kathua.

According to an official spokesperson, Singh, while speaking on the occasion, informed that the plant will be made operational under the administrative control of National Seed Corporation Ltd.

This initiative, once it attains its optimal scale, will help J&K become self-sustaining in seed production, Singh said, adding that that the processing unit will help farmers in increasing revenue in comparison with their income from traditional grain production and aims towards boosting the agriculture sector of the State along with doubling farmer’s income by 2022.

He further informed that the farmers will be provided high quality seed of different varieties suitable for cultivation in accordance with the climate of the different regions of the state. After growing the same in their farms, the corporation will purchase the same and the seed will be sold to the agriculture department, after proper processing and certification, which in turn will supply it to farmers of the State for sowing the same in their fields to increase their production, he added.