The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) on Friday urged the Government to curb the sale of spurious seeds in the district and ensure adequate quantity of seeds to farmers during the kharif season.

The sangha demanded the arrest of those involved in illegal production of Bt cotton seeds.

In a memorandum submitted to the district administration here on Friday, Laxmangouda Kadagamdoddi, president of the district unit of the KRRS, said that the police had arrested a man from Askihal village near here on Thursday for indulging in large-scale production of Bt cotton seeds. However, farmers in the district were apprehensive about spurious seeds entering the market during the kharif season. Suggesting that the Government make suitable alterations in the Seeds Act of 1966, he said that traders should be instructed to sell only certified seeds and enclose copies of certificates issued by the competent authorities along with the bill. This would go a long way in curbing the sale of spurious seeds, he said.


  • Farmers apprehensive about spurious seeds entering the market during the kharif season

  • Government urged to make suitable alterations

    in the Seeds Act of 1966


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