Domestic vegetable seed industry to double itself in 5 years

Domestic vegetable seeds industry is expected to double itself from its current level of Rs. 4000 crore in next 5 years. Some of the reasons could be higher vegetable production and greater use of hybrid seeds. Over the past years, we have seen the rise in vegetable production due to hybrid seeds, better storage infrastructure etc., The key to improve adoption of hybrid seeds in production of vegetable lies in ensuring the availability of quality seeds, bridging the awareness gap in farmers regarding better techniques, and developing supportive infrastructure facilities

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