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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.
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Lucknow, Dec 19 (UNI) Amid pandemonium created by the Opposition over farmers ‘distress’ and ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation, Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh tabled second supplementary budget to the tune of Rs 8,054 crore in the state assembly on Wednesday.

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Health campaign myUpchar launches 'Saathi' and 'Health Card' in UP

19 Dec 2018 | 2:39 PM

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IIT-Madras Prof T Pradeep elected to two global academies

19 Dec 2018 | 2:37 PM

Chennai, Dec 19 (UNI) Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
Faculty and Prominent nanotechnologist Prof Thalappil Pradeep
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Thippe Swamy takes oath as MLA after legal battle

Thippe Swamy takes oath as MLA after legal battle

19 Dec 2018 | 2:34 PM

Amaravati, Dec 19 (UNI) YSRCP leader M Thippe Swamy, who unsuccessfully contested from Madkasir (SC) Assembly constituency in Ananthapur district in 2014 election and won legal battle, took oath as MLA on Wednesday.

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Bank Mitra's stage agitation in Karnataka demanding abolition of Contract basis

19 Dec 2018 | 2:32 PM

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (UNI) More than 6000 Bank Mitras today launched two-day agitation in Bengaluru demanding among other things, abolition of Contract basis for their appointment, uniform wage pattern.

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