Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey while addressing the 50th meeting of Board of Directors of Chhattisgarh State Seeds and Agriculture Development Corporation held at Bij Bhawan here today, said that all necessary measures are ensured to make Chhattisgarh State self-sufficient in terms of seed production. Should be done. He directed the officers of Agriculture Department and Seed Corporation to ensure the implementation of the action plan by ensuring timely availability of agricultural inputs and agricultural machinery to the farmers of the state. The Agriculture Minister said that the benefit of the schemes and programs of the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture should be given to the farmers in any case, it is the intention of the government. There should not be any negligence in this. He also agreed to increase the cash credit limit of the Seed Corporation as required for uninterrupted procurement of agricultural seeds in the state.
Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey instructed to give responsibility to the Deputy Director Agriculture of the respective districts for monitoring and coordinating the functioning of the process centers of the seed corporation located in the districts of the state. He said that it is the responsibility of the Agriculture Department to assess the seed of each crop and prepare its demand according to the agricultural season. There should not be any delay in this. He instructed the officers to ensure adequate arrangements for storage of compost seeds in the committees ahead of time. The Agriculture Minister instructed the farmers to keep a close watch on the quality of fertilizers, seeds and agricultural implements supplied by the committees or private vendors. Officers have also been instructed to take strict action on complaints received regarding the quality of pesticides. Minister Shri Choubey stated clearly in the meeting that if any kind of quality and rate is found in any shop or supplier, then the concerned firm should be sealed and its operator should be acted upon as per rules. The Agriculture Minister said that ignoring the interests of farmers in the state will not be tolerated.