Wednesday, Sep 26 2018 | Time 00:22 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Maldives to restore ties with India: Nasheed
  • Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to three to ten years state prison for sexual assault
States Share

The State Government is laying a lot of stress on the production of certified seeds, as they produce plants which are not only high-yielding but also disease-resistant.
The certified seeds would be sold from fair-price shops across the State.
Five seed testing laboratories are functional at present – in Tollygunge in Kolkata, Bardhaman, Malda, Bankura and Krishnanagar.
The Agriculture Department has firmed up plans to set up one seed testing laboratory in every district.
Crops included in the Seed Certification Programme are paddy, wheat, hybrid maize, moong, kalai, gram, arhar, lentil, khesari, mustard, groundnut, sesame, jute, potato, fodder crops.
To attain self-sufficiency in seed production, and thus depend much less on imports from other states, the Government has decided to increase net cultivable area by engaging contractual, daily-rated and piece-rated worker.
The Government has also decided to increase irrigation facilities by excavating and re-excavating ponds (in convergence with MGNREGS), digging wells and tube-wells, and introducing sprinkler system.
These apart, it has been decided to provide improved farm machines like better tractors, rotovators, cultivators, zero till seed-cum-fertilizer drills, power tillers, power reapers, power sprayers and drum seeders.
More person-days for year-round seed production programmes were created for this purpose during FY 2017-18 in addition to the existing Krishi Shramiks.
Indigenous folk rice is conserved in Government farms and at research stations like the Agricultural Training Centre in Fulia and Rice Research Station in Chinsurah
The Agriculture Department has also decided to increase its income by starting pisciculture, in collaboration with the Fisheries Department, in the ponds inside Government farms.
UNI SJC KK AKM
More News

25 Sep 2018 | 11:45 PM

Monsoon activity was vigorous during past 24 hrs in the state as about ten people killed and half dozen injured in different rain related incidents.

 Sharesee more..

815 candidates in fray for ULB polls in Jammu district, 489 independents

25 Sep 2018 | 11:37 PM

Jammu, Sep 25 (UNI) As many as 815 candidates are in fray in Jammu district for the Urban Local Bodies elections to be held in four phases in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

 Sharesee more..

Assam Cabinet took major decisions to boost tea industry

25 Sep 2018 | 11:37 PM

Guwahati, Sep 25 (UNI) The Assam Cabinet on Tuesday took two major decisions to boost Tea industry in the state.

 Sharesee more..

Portion of temple premises damaged due to boulder on Jammu’s circular road

25 Sep 2018 | 11:23 PM

Jammu, Sep 25 (UNI) A portion of historic temple suffered damages after a big boulder on Tuesday fell from atop of Mubarak Mandi here on circular road, thus choking the traffic.

 Sharesee more..

Five held in cyber crime

25 Sep 2018 | 11:14 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Cyber Crime Police, Cyberabad have arrested five people hailing from West Bengal for cheating a youth in the name of dating sites.

 Sharesee more..
image