Soya seed germination norms eased

In look at of a shortage in top quality soyabean seeds, the Agriculture Ministry has made the decision to chill out the germination common for soyabean seeds from 70 for each cent to 65 for each cent in the forthcoming kharif season.

However, seed corporations have to pack an extra 3 kg seeds (ten for each cent more) cost-free of expense in seed packets to be bought to farmers. Besides, seed baggage should really be clearly marked ‘Relaxed Germination Standards’ in purple ink, the Ministry mentioned in a letter to Point out seed corporations, certifying agencies as very well as seed market associations these as National Seed Association of India and Federation of Seed Industries of India very last 7 days.

Deadline

This leisure will be authorized only to the lots packed till July 31 this 12 months, the Ministry mentioned.

The directive arrived in the wake of its evaluation

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