Friday, June 28, 2013
MP CONCERNED BY SEED SHORTAGE IN BALANGIR Friday, 28 June 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in BhubaneswarAlso seen in the Picture Mr.Tarun Varma who was here as a part of a study team member in Balangir ,associated with Swaniti foundation(www.swaniti.in) ,NewDelhi.
Friday, 28 June 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo has expressed concern over paddy seed shortage in the district. Against the requirement of 52,653 qunitals, only 17,000 quintals of seed was received till June 25, he said.
“I have talked to the Director of Agriculture on the seed shortage issue, and he assured me to supply the required seeds to the district,” Singh Deo told reporters here on Wednesday.
According to reports available from the Deputy Director of Agriculture office here, the total amount of seeds supplied to the district till Thursday was 21,000 quintals. However, Swarna and Lalat, the most popular paddy varieties, are short in supply.
Two agencies, the Odisha State Seed Corporation and the Odisha Agro Industries Corporation, are supplying seeds
It would be noted that the seed sowing time can at best go up to the first week of July. While there is good condition for sowing yet due to shortage of seeds farmers are facing a lot of problems.