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    The Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) is hosting a Seed Mela event on May 24 to help farmers access high-yielding seeds for various crops. The event will take place near the university auditorium in Rajendra Nagar. The event aims to showcase popular varieties of different crops and provide farmers with affordable seeds. The general public will also have the opportunity to explore and acquire seeds, particularly those of fruits and flowering varieties. The event will feature seed samples of popular varieties of horticultural crops such as vegetables, fruits, flowers, and medicinal plants.

    Approximately 15,000 quintals of seeds encompassing 45 varieties of 10 different crops will be available for sale at the seed mela. Minister for Agriculture, S. Niranjan Reddy, will inaugurate the event. The event will also be conducted at three Regional Agricultural Research Stations in Jagtial, Palem (Nagar Kurnool district), and Warangal, in addition to the University Krishi Vignana Kendras.

    Numerous departments of agriculture and ICAR Research units located in Hyderabad will actively participate in the seed mela, educating visiting farmers about the diverse seed varieties showcased at the event. Moreover, a farmer-scientist interaction program will be organized to apprise farmers of the latest technologies emerging in the field of agriculture.

    This is the second edition of the seed mela in the past four years, following a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus lockdown in 2020. The event was reintroduced in 2021, driven by the commitment of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticulture University (SKLTSHU), and select central research institutions to support farmers with high-yielding and superior-quality seeds.

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