New Delhi, June 21 (IBNS) For the present Kharif season 141.8 lakh quintals of quality seeds of major crops is available in the country, said a government statement on Thursday.
This is about 12 lakh quintals more than the projected requirement of 129.64 lakh quintals.
The quality seed production has nearly doubled in the last six years, said the statement.
Agriculture Ministry is implementing a number of schemes for ensuring adequate production, availability and supply of quality seed to the farmers of the country.
Financial assistance for seed related activities including production and distribution subsidy is also available under various crop development programmes/schemes.
Further, for taking care of demand and supply of quality/certified seeds, zonal meeting are held with States before Kharif and Rabi seasons of every year, in which tie-ups for seed supply and distribution between States and different seed producing agencies are facilitated.