Farmers to be given high yielding seeds in Bihar

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Patna, May 16 (UNI) Under its road map project formed for an overall and speedy development of agriculture, the Bihar government would distribute high yielding variety seeds among the farmers for the coming crop season.

Agriculture Minister Nagmani told newspersons here today that the seed distribution scheme would be launched by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on May 18.

He said initially two farmers in a village would be given the seeds for the paddy season and for rabi crops. The benefeciaries had already been selected in all the 45,000 villages under the scheme to be expanded and extended later on.The seeds were being procured from Bihar state seed corporation and 12 varieties of seeds would be given to the farmers.

Mr Nagmani said a district level scientist would be appointed to impart training and solve agricultural related problems of the farmers. Apart from this block agricultural officers would be there as master trainers to inform farmers about the technical know-how of farming. The agricultural graduates being hired would advise the farmers for solving their problems.

The minister informed that Rs 9 crore had been sanctioned in the current financial year for the project on which Rs 36 crore would be spent in the next four years.

He said the farmers would be imparted training about the use and cultivation of seeds in the day long divisional level 'kissan mela' beginning from tommorrow.

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