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Seeds for rain-deficient areas showcased

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A seed fair, organised jointly by the Sahaja Samrudha and the Bharatiya Beeja Swaraj Manch, aims to enlighten farmers about various seeds that could be sown in areas where meagre rainfall occur and where there is no irrigation facility.

The event has been organised to impart knowledge on modern cultivation to farmers prominently on cultivating indigenous seeds, said K.P. Asha Kumari, field officer of the manch.

Farmers can grow many varieties of crops which do not require huge quantities of water, she said.

Thamal, an NGO from Kerala, engaged in seed conservation activities since four years also took part in the event. It had cultivated over 164 paddy crops in small plots Kerala to ensure that all the varieties would continue to exist for ever. A contest on preparing dishes from millets and other food grains was organised for women farmers on the occasion.

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