Govt. urged to set up traditional seed bank

The Aadhirengam Nel Jayaraman Traditional Paddy Protection Centre has called upon the State government to set up a traditional paddy seed bank in order to enhance availability for cultivation.

At present, the centre is engaged in generation of traditional paddy seeds with the help of like-minded farmers and has succeeded in its endeavour to keep the varieties alive. However, involvement of the government will help improve their availability on a large-scale if it comes forward to set up a seed bank, said centre coordinator, Rajesh.

Of late, most of the younger generation farmers have opted for cultivation of traditional paddy varieties under the organic farming method, he added.

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