'Ensure supply of quality seeds to farmers'

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Coimbatore, Nov 5: Secretary to Government for Agriculture, Surjith K Choudhary on Monday, Nov 3 asked officials of the Agriculture Department and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to ensure that seeds supplied to farmers are of good quality. He was speaking at a meeting on Monday, Nov 3 convened to review the performance and progress of various government schemes implemented under the National Agricultural Development, Agricultural Marketing, Seed Certification, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering department.

He said focus should be on precision farming and agriculture centres. Choudhary was informed by the officials that efforts were on to set up precision farming in 500 acres. For unemployed agricultural graduates, Government was spending up to Rs 6 lakhs for procurement of agricultural gadgets and implements of which Government subsidy was close to Rs 3 lakhs.

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