The government has plans to develop Telangana State into ‘Seed Bowl’ of India, Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said.
It has initiated several plans since the soil and climatic conditions in the State are favourable for quality seed production, he told the Legislative Council on Monday.
The important crops considered for seed production are cotton, paddy, maize, soyabean and pulses. Professor Jayashankar of Telangana State Agricultural University is involved in production of breeder seed of improved varieties in all crops as well as providing technical support for carrying out the agricultural activities.
Source: The New Indian Express