Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the seed traceability mobile app, which will be able to identify the real seed. The Union Minister said that information about real seeds will be available through the mobile app and farmers will be able to avoid fraud. Tomar also inaugurated the property control and DNA laboratory in the program. On this occasion, he said that seeds have great importance in the field of farming, in such a situation, those working in the field of seeds have a very important accountability.
In this function held at the National Seed Corporation (NSC) headquarters in Pusa, NSC Chairman cum Managing Director Vinod Kumar Gaur handed over a check for a dividend of about Rs 9 crore to the Union Minister Tomar for the Government of India. On this occasion Tomar released the book NSCS ‘Journey in the Service of Farmers’ edited by Shankaran.
NSC is providing seed to farmers at low prices
The Agriculture Minister said that NSC has a lot of land, which should be used more and more. NSC is providing quality seeds to farmers at low prices, this is a big job for the country, which should be taken forward. He suggested a roadmap for progress in this direction.
— Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomar) January 28, 2021
In the program, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said that agriculture starts with seeds, so it should be ensured that large quantities of variety seeds are available to farmers at cheap prices. Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary said that along with farmers and scientists, NSC also has a big contribution in self-sufficiency of food grains. He said that farmers will benefit greatly from the new lab and app.
NSC earnings in FY 2019-20
According to the information provided by the ministry, the total income of NSC in the year 2019-20 has been Rs 1085.44 crore and profit before tax was Rs 60.88 crore.