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HAU signs pact with seed firms to provide improved wheat variety to farmers

HAU signs pact with seed firms to provide improved wheat variety to farmers

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Hisar, February 28

To provide improved variety of wheat WH 1270 seed to maximum number of farmers, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) signed an agreement with leading seed companies promoting technology commercialisation under the public private partnership (PPP), on Wednesday.

The university has signed an agreement with Jagdish Hybrid Seeds Company, Super Seeds, Hisar, Yamuna Seeds, Indri, and Gopal Seeds Farm, Mansa.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof BR Kamboj, said the variety developed by scientists of the HAU was proving to be very beneficial for farmers. The variety was providing immense benefit to the farmers of Haryana as well as the wheat-growing states in the country.

He said considering the yield and disease resistance of the improved variety WH 1270, its demand was continuously growing in other states also. WH 1270 developed by the wheat section of the department of genetics and plant breeding of the university was proving to be a boon for early sowing farming in the irrigated areas of northwestern plains of India. Its demand was continuously growing in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

He said the improved variety and techniques developed here reached maximum number of farmers and would strengthen their economic status. Under the current agreement, the company would prepare the seeds of WH-1270, a variety developed by the university, and send these to the farmers so that they could get reliable quality seeds of variety and their yield could be increased.

Prof Kamboj said, “We are here to help the farmers and a reliable partnership with private partners is always a good and win-win situation for all stakeholders, including farmers.” He congratulated both parties for signing the pact.

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