Trade of spurious cotton seeds grows regardless of govt security
Nizamabad: Despite security and also demonstration of farmers and also main raids on the seed stores, the profession of imitation cotton seeds is prospering throughout the State.
There are accusations that counterfeit cotton seeds are being packaged in Karnataka and also carried to different areas in Telangana to buy. According to trusted resources, these seeds, particularly made in Siruguppa in Karnataka on the Rayalaseema boundary, are smuggled right into the State from Jukkal in Kamareddy area and also erstwhile Mhabubnagar and also Medak areas. Large amounts of BG-2 cotton imitation seeds from Aija, Gadwala, Shantinagar locations, Siruguppa, Raichur and also Sindhanur locations of Karnataka are being smuggled throughout the boundary to different components of the erstwhile Nizamabad, Warangal, Adilabad and also Karimnagar areas.
The leaders of the Telangana Farmers’ Association state that farmers will certainly need to endure extreme losses if the sale of imitation seeds is not suppressed first with comprehensive alertness.
Cotton is generally grown in Warangal, Adilabad, Karimnagar areas in theState
Agricultural authorities are functioning to boost the location under cotton in Kamareddy and also Nizamabad areas. The target is to grow cotton in 73,545 acres in Kamareddy area. This calls for a minimum of one lakh packages of cotton seeds. The division of Agriculture can make 70,254 cotton seed packages offered to farmers. In such a scenario the unsuspecting farmers might be caught by the investors of imitation seeds in erstwhile Warangal, Adilabad and also Karimnagar areas which require a minimum of 40 -50 lakh cotton seed packages per area.
A seed investor specified that the government- authorized seed firms were not providing this amount. The black advertising and marketing vendors are capitalizing the need. They are ripping off the farmers by marketing substandard and also phony seeds.
The government authorized and also phony companies accumulate cotton seeds from cotton farmers in Guntur and also Kurnool areas inAndhra Pradesh Cotton loosened seeds are being carried to Siruguppa community in Karnataka State where they are crammed in eye-catching packages. Counterfeit seeds are being provided not just in Kamareddy area yet likewise in Warangal Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam and also Nizamabad area.
It appears that farmers are authorizing agreements with government- authorized cotton seed firms for Rs 35,000-40,000 per quintal. That is Rs 350-400 per kg. Companies pay Rs 350-400 per kg for cotton seed to farmers.
The exact same seeds are rated and also sprouted by government authorized seed firms and also cost 450 grams per package at the MRP price of Rs 810. The seed firms are marketing cotton seeds to farmers for approximately Rs 1,620 per kg after seed therapy.
With this, some seed farmers are providing firms just 4-5 quintals per acre based on the Seed Growers Mediator arrangement. The remainder of the seeds are covertly offered to the farmers in gorgeous product packaging to draw in the farmers versus the policies with no grading or germination. There are solid accusations that some black market investors are gathering and also marketing phony seeds turned down by government- accredited firms.
Some seed farmers load white cotton bags and also offer cotton seeds at Rs 650 to Rs 750 per kg. Farmers are losing by getting cotton seeds at affordable price. According to farming professionals, there is a danger of return loss of 3-5 quintals per acre as a result of such low quality seeds.
Appointing unique groups to suppress imitation seeds throughout Telangana has actually been ineffective. Authorities stated they would certainly release a prompt assault if anybody given details that imitation seeds were being offered.