National Seed Commission would be constituted: Paroda

Last Updated: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 19:40

Hisar: National Seed Commission would be constituted by the Central Government on the pattern of National Commission on Farmers to ensure adequate supply of quality seeds to the farmers, R S Paroda said.

He said that the report submitted by the committee
constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister
Bhupinder Singh Hooda and comprises the Chief Ministers of
Punjab, Bihar and West Bengal, has already been approved by
the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Paroda was speaking at Block Level Kissan Seminar
organised at Haryana Agricultural University here, according
to an official release.

He said that the State Government had taken up good
initiative by constituting Farmers` Commission to strengthen
the economic condition of the farmers in the State.

"Economic condition of farmers in Punjab and Haryana
is not so strong, despite being leading states in agriculture.
The Commission would get first hand information about the
problems faced by the farmers in agriculture, horticulture and
animal husbandry and submit its report to the State Government
so that a policy decision could be taken to improve the
economic condition of the farmers in the State," he further
said.

Paroda said that a lot remains to be done to make farmers
prosperous.

"A lot of progress had also been made in linking lab with
land and now farmers would have to be linked with market. Ten
committees comprising of specialists have been constituted by
the farmers` commission to give suggestions on problems of
each sector of agriculture," he said.

It was the first block level seminar organised by the
farmers` commission. Such seminars would soon be organised
at other blocks also, he added.

About 100 progressive farmers from the various villages
of Hisar division participated in the seminar.

PTI




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