The State Agriculture Department will soon introduce double certification of seeds before they are distributed among farmers. The step will ensure that each and every seed germinates, providing a better yield for farmers.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had recently given an instruction to ensure that farmers do not face any problem in terms of seeds. The decision on double certification of seeds is a follow-up on that.
Double certification entails certification of the seeds before they are packed and again, on random basis, after the packing, said a departmental official. The Agriculture Department is also taking necessary steps to set up more seed laboratories across the State.
Source: Millennium Post