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Availability of certified/quality seeds in India from 2016-17 to 2018-19

Dilbag Singh | October 27, 2020 02:57 PM

 

NAKODAR The availability of certified/quality seeds including native seeds against the requirement of farmers in India was 107.58%, 112.93% and 112.82% from 2016-17 to 2018-19 respectively.

The availability of certified/quality seeds including native seeds was 380.29 lakh quintals in India in 2016-17. It has surged by 10.29% to 419.41 lakh quintals during 2017-18 above 2016-17. We have seen an annual decline of -4.89% in the availability of certified/quality seeds including native seeds in India to 398.88 lakh quintals during 2018-19 versus 2017-18 Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply which has been posted on the website data.gov.in.

 

It said that the requirement of certified/quality seeds including native seeds was 353.49 lakh quintals in India in 2016-17. It has increased by 5.06% to 371.38 lakh quintals during 2017-18 over 2016-17. Annual de-growth of -4.8% has been observed in the requirement of certified/quality seeds including native seeds in India to 353.54 lakh quintals during 2018-19 against 2017-18.

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