Launch of Seed Minikits Programme 

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  • June 4, 2021
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Launch of Seed Minikits Programme 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy

In news

  • The Seed Minikit Programme was launched recently. 
  • Launched by: Ministry of Agriculture
  • Seed Minikits consisting of higher yielding varieties of seeds of Pulses and oilseeds were distributed to farmers.
  • It is wholly funded by the Government of India through the National Food Security Mission.

Benefits of the Programme 

  • It is a major tool for introducing new varieties of seeds in the farmers’ fields. 
  • It will ensure better harvest and better income. 
  • It is instrumental for increasing the seed replacement rate
  • The distribution is free of cost

Who is providing the kits? 

  • The Central Agencies National Seeds Corporation (NCS), NAFED and Gujarat State Seeds Corporation

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