Agriculture News: Improved varieties and good quality seeds play a big role in increasing the yield of agriculture. Because seed is the basis of good agriculture and prosperity of farmers. If the seed is good, then a good crop will rise in the fields. And if the seed is bad then all the hard work will be ruined. The emphasis of the government also remains on the preparation and distribution of seeds of good quality. In this sequence, the government has launched 6 new varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar dedicated 6 fruits and vegetables varieties to the nation at the 60th convocation of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute-ICAR in New Delhi. These varieties include two varieties of mango, Pusa Lalima and Pusa Shrestha, Pusa Vaibhav variety of brinjal, Pusa Vilayati palak of spinach, Pusa gynocious Cucumber Hybrid-18 of cucumber and Alpana of Pusa Gulab (Pusa Alpana). ) Variety included.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appreciated the contribution made by Pusa in ensuring food and nutritional security through improved varieties and techniques.
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Target to be included in top 5 countries
The Agriculture Minister said that the Central Government has got India included in the top 10 agricultural product exporting countries. Now our target is to include India in top 5 countries. And this goal will also be achieved soon.
The Agriculture Minister said that the government is giving 100 percent grant to agricultural institutions for the purchase of drones so that this technology can be taught in the institutions. Agriculture graduates are also eligible to get grant-in-aid for drone procurement.
Increased grain production from Pusa varieties
ICAR Director Dr. A.K. Singh informed that the wheat varieties developed by this institute contribute about 60 million tonnes of wheat to the granary of the country annually amounting to Rs.80,000 crore. Similarly, the Basmati varieties developed by the Institute contribute majorly to Basmati cultivation in India, accounting for 90 percent (Rs 29524 crore) of the total foreign exchange earned through export of Basmati rice to the tune of Rs 32,804 crore. In about 48 percent area of the country, mustard is cultivated from IARI varieties.
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