Updated: 21-02-2017 15:38:19 IST
The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the Indian Seed Congress 2017 in Kolkata on February 12, 2017. The theme of Seed Congress is “Seed of Joy". The theme is in line with vision of PM Modi government to bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of farmers by doubling their farm income by 2022.The minister emphasized that to enhance the productivity of good quality seeds the centre has directed the state governments to prepare variety wise seed rolling plants to meet year wise, season wise requirements of quality seeds. These rolling plants would help in improving the Seed replacement rate along with Variety replacement rate so that sustainable agricultural production and productivity could be ensured. Besides vegetable seeds, the conclave also stressed on the production of hybrid seeds of maize, paddy, pearl millet and cotton for export to African countries. Indian seed industry has the potential to become a major industry to supply quality seeds in global markets.......Tue, February 21, 2017 - 12:14 PMMore..