Seeds dis­tri­bu­tion soon

Sent in from In­dia, they will be shared from agri­cul­tural of­fices around the coun­try.

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are in­ter­ested will need to sat­isfy ba­sic cri­te­rion like farm reg­is­tra­tion, land own­er­ship, acreage of farm, ac­cess to wa­ter, proYLVLRQ DQG YHULåFDWLRQ RI in­for­ma­tion. For sub­sis­tence farm­ers, the cri­te­ria will not be as strict. How­ever, the min­istry will ver­ify cer­tain in­for­ma­tion like the avail­abil­ity of land to grow the seeds. $SSOLFDQWV ZLOO EH QRWLåHG ZLWKLQ RQH WR åYH EXVLQHVV days on the out­come of their ap­pli­ca­tions. Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will need to col­lect the seeds from their QHDUHVW DJULFXOWXUDO RIåFH sta­tion. Mr Singh also ad­vised that in an­tic­i­pa­tion of high de­mand and to dis­trib­ute the seeds to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble, seeds would be dis­trib­uted to re­cip­i­ents only once. How­ever, based on avail­abil­ity, the min­istry would ad­vise the pub­lic if ad­di­tional seeds will be made avail­able to ap­pli­cants. Mr Singh also cau­tioned the pub­lic to be mind­ful that the dis­trib­uted seeds were in­tended to be used by the re­cip­i­ents.

“The sale of these seeds is pro­hib­ited and will be re­garded as a crim­i­nal of­fence and there­fore any­one found sell­ing these seeds will be re­ported to the Po­lice,” he said. Farm­ers are also ad­vised to lodge the ap­pli­ca­tion forms early be­cause these will be pro­cessed in the order they are re­ceived. Source: Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture

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