Make India a Leader in Seed World: Narendra Singh Tomar

The Indian seed industry has a big role to play in increasing the country’s Agri exports. For this, it should keenly watch global trends and work within the global systems to make India a leader in the seed world, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. 

While addressing the Indian Seed Congress 2020, the Minister said, “We have to prepare for climate change. We all, especially the seed industry, need to be prepared for the future. We should be ready to face the challenge and be able to win that battle against all odds”.

Moreover, all seeds companies in the country can work freely and provide good seeds to farmers and the government will extend all possible support to help the seed industry to grow, Tomar added.

“The Minister assured the industry that more time will be given to the industry to study the proposed Seed Bill so that it can safeguard the interests of small and medium seed firms”, said Prabhakar Rao, President of National Seed Association of India.

Moreover, Rao said that the industry has made suggestions to include a uniform central licensing for national-level integrated seed companies, compounding of minor offenses and additional definitions to ensure ease of doing business in the seed sector.

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