Agriculture and Farmers Demand for Good Quality Seeds.

Agriculture and Farmers Demand for Good Quality Seeds.

(a)  The demand of quality seeds in the country for the last three years and current Kharif -2019 season as reported by the States is 353.49 lakh quintals in 2016-17, 371.38 lakh quintals in 2017-18 and 353.55 lakh quintals in 2018-19 and 140.36 lakh quintals for current Kharif-2019 season.

(b)  In order to meet the requirement of seeds during the natural calamities like flood and drought etc., the seed of small and medium duration, stress tolerant varieties of different crops reserved in National Seed Reserve (NSR) is distributed to farmers. The details of seeds reserved in the National Seed Reserve (NSR) during last three years and current year is placed at Annexure-I.

Demand+for+Good+Quality+Seeds
Annexure-I
The details of seeds reserved in the National Seed Reserve during last three years and current year:
(Qty in qtls.)
S. No. Name of the State 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20*
1
Andhra Pradesh 22910 23100 23900 25700
2
Assam 43500 45500 39000 41200
3
Bihar 1700 5900
0
5900
4
Chhattisgarh 6000 6000 6000 6000
5
NSC 88485 106400 96740 111172
6
Gujarat 2243 4170 4082 6070
7
Haryana 1175 6007 6461 8377
8
Himachal Pradesh
305
300
0
255
9
Karnataka 18300 17879 17689 17950
10 Kerala 2000 4000 4000 4000
11 Madhya Pradesh 29919 31864 30028 31143
12 Maharashtra 14507 14818 16430 17340
13 Odisha 4000 4000 6200 6650
14 Punjab 1000 2000 7430 5930
15 Rajasthan 5765 5593 8721 11400
16 Tamil Nadu 4300
0
0
1700
17 Telangana 21352 22349 15183 21315
18 Uttar Pradesh 3776 11713 3000 14670
19 Uttarakhand 6065 24329 29320 31140
20 Jammu & Kashmir
0
0
0
2160
21 West Bengal
0
0
0
1500
22 Jharkhand
0
0
0
1000
Total
277302 335922 314184 372572
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION & FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA 
STARRED QUESTION NO. 152
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE  2ND JULY, 2019

DEMAND FOR QUALITY SEEDS

152.   SHRI B.B. PATIL

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषि एंव किसान कल्यान मंत्री
be pleased to state:
  • (a) whether demand for quality seeds has been increasing in the country and if so, the details of demand for quality seeds during the last three years and the current year; and
  • (b) the manner in which the requirement of seeds during natural calamities like flood, drought, etc., is proposed to be met and the details of seeds reserved in the National Seed Reserve?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFAREकृषि एंव किसान कल्यान मंत्री
(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a) & (b)   A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (b) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 152  DUE FOR REPLY ON 2ND JULY, 2019.

As above
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