Punjab launches drive to check quality of paddy seeds

Punjab launches drive to check quality of paddy seeds

Officials at a field in Moga.

Moga, October 18

The state government has launched a drive to check the quality of foundation seeds of paddy and basmati grown in the state. The Directorate of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department has asked the regional seed certification officers of Jalandhar, Kotkapura, Ludhiana and Mohali to chalk out a plan and visit fields of seed producers.

Jaswinder Singh Brar, regional seed certification officer of Kotkapura, said teams of agro-scientists would visit the fields and ask growers to produce seeds in a healthy environment. — TNS

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