Sunday, June 3, 2012

Farmers to get above six lakh quintals of kharif seeds SUNDAY, 03 JUNE 2012 23:02 PNS | BHUBANESWAR


Bhubaneswar http://dailypioneer.com/templates/ja_teline_iv/images/arrow.png Farmers to get above six lakh quintals of kharif seeds
SUNDAY, 03 JUNE 2012 23:02
PNS | BHUBANESWAR
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The State Government has decided to supply 6,98,722 quintals of seeds for the current kharif season. Out of this, 6,72,204 quintals of paddy seeds and 26,518 quintals of non-paddy seeds will be provided to the farmers.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday directed the officials of the Agriculture Department to supply the seeds in time while regularly monitoring the programme. He also advised the concerned officials to keep themselves abreast of the problems of the farmers as regards seeds supply.
The Government aims at supplying 9,66,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer including 4, 50,000 mt of Urea, 1,10,000 mt of MOP, 1,75,000 mt of DAP and 2, 05,000 mt of total complex fertilizer. The Government has targeted application of 82 kg of ferttilizers per hectare for the Khariff crops this year.

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