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Improved Seeds

The adoption of HYVs of major rainfed crops continues to remain low. Availability of quality seeds is a major constraints. The rainfed farmer has to depend more on the public sector seed production agencies which are presently in weak condition as the private sector is more based towards seed production of cash crop which gives them more profit. Thus, a major thrust on promoting local seed production through farmer's participation can alone make a significant impact on the productivity of rainfed crops. This is particularly relevant in pulses and oilseeds. Concerted efforts are needed particularly to increase the pulse production which remained stagnant over the last two decades at 12-14 million tons. Though there has been no major varietal break through in pulses, other production technologies like IPM, INM and water conservation have potential to increase the yields by 30-40%. What is needed is a major development push to the adoption of these technologies by strengthening the activities of the mini missions under pulses.

 
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