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Farmer’s participatory seed production system in Bihar

Union Agriculture Minister, Sh.Radha Mohan Singh has said that a project for Establishment and Strengthening of Farmer’s Participatory Seed Production System in Bihar will be take-up soon.
He said that it is proposed to have 50 number farmers participatory seed production system involving 12500 farmers across the State of Bihar covering all districts. The location of the units is proposed in the State Seed Farms across the State. Bihar is having 244 State Seed Farms. Out of this 7 SSF are having more than 50 ha. land. While selecting the location, it should not be vulnerable to flood (based on data of Kosi Flood and other flood years) and the land/location should be in the elevated higher land, so that threat of flood damage be avoided seed units, he added.
Through the farmers’ participatory seed production, the newly released varieties and the latest technology will be disseminated to the farmers of Bihar through the scientist of Agriculture Universities.

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