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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
27-April-2012 18:08 IST
About 10 Percent New Seeds Arriving Every Year
Every year new variety of seeds arrive in agricultural seed market in the country. The annual percentage of new seeds that arrived in the market on an average, in the last five years, is approximately ten percentage.

Under the Seeds Act, 1966, Seed Rules, 1968 and Seeds (Control) Order, 1983, it is compulsory for all kinds of seeds sold in the market to have a label to indicate that such seeds conform to the specified minimum limits of germination and purity. The quality of all kinds of seeds whether notified or non-notified varieties are being regulated by State Department of Agriculture under the above mentioned legislations through Seed Inspector.

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

MP:SB: CP: seed (27.4.2012)