Farmers allege unfair practices in seed sale

Farmers allege unfair practices in seed sale

Action sought: Farmers staged a protest in front of the State Seeds Corporation alleging unfair practices in the buying and selling of sowing seeds  in Chikkaballapur on Saturday. DH PhotoPoor quality seeds are being sold at the Corporation. Seeds brought by the farmers are not being processed in front of them. Most of the farmers’ seeds are returned stating that they are of sub-standard quality.

In addition to this receipts are not being issued to the farmers.

Due to this the farmers in the State are facing shortage of sowing seeds, explained the farmers.

When the farmers in the State are thus suffering from shortage of seeds, managers in the  Seeds Corporation are selling seeds to farmers in the neighbouring states, farmers added. Joint Director of Department of Agriculture Nataraj visited the spot and pacified the protesters.

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