Soya seed germination norms eased

In check out of a shortage in good quality soyabean seeds, the Agriculture Ministry has resolved to rest the germination common for soyabean seeds from 70 for each cent to sixty five for each cent in the forthcoming kharif time.

Even so, seed companies have to pack an supplemental 3 kg seeds (10 for each cent additional) free of charge of charge in seed packets to be bought to farmers. Moreover, seed baggage ought to be clearly marked ‘Relaxed Germination Standards’ in purple ink, the Ministry stated in a letter to Condition seed corporations, certifying agencies as nicely as seed industry associations these types of as Countrywide Seed Association of India and Federation of Seed Industries of India final 7 days.


This rest will be authorized only to the loads packed till July 31 this year, the Ministry stated.

The directive arrived in the wake of its evaluation that

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