“These fruits originate in other countries but we consume in large quantities here. We have been growing these fruits but quality is a little inferior,” a horticulture department official said. “So, the government has decided to import original planting material to promote cultivation of exotic varieties.”
He said that states have been asked to furnish demand of planting materials that farmers want to grow. “State-owned National Seeds Corporation has been appointed as the nodal agency, which will import seeds, saplings and rootlets for further propagation in India. We have received demand from Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. Private companies have been importing at individual level but government will import planting material for the first time,” he said.
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3 Comments on this Story
Revanna Bl194 days ago
Aiyar and others negative on cutting imports. We are tired of reading these stupid articles. Just wake-up and provide 100 reasons on how do we stop / reduce imports from traitors
dvvoda Verma195 days ago
atulya vivek195 days ago
nice initiative. hope it works....