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Cotton Seeds Distributed Under the Administration’s Supervision in Khargone District

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25 May 2024, New Delhi: The recent shortage of seed availability across Madhya Pradesh has put the farmers of Khargone district in panic as the time for sowing is coming close.

Khargone Collector Karmveer Sharma took full administrative control to manage the situation of panic. Managing the seed availability with the seed companies and understanding the supply situation in the district, the distribution of cotton seeds was done at several locations as per the tokens system. Farmers were provided with cotton seeds in shaded areas, where adequate arrangements of tents, coolers, and water were made to avoid medical emergencies due to heatwave conditions prevailing in the state. Each farmer was given 2 cotton seed packets as per token. Revenue and agriculture department officials were also deployed to the distribution centers.

About 20 thousand cotton seed packets of seeds were made available in the district through company supply. The next batch of seeds is expected in the next 3 days. Farmers were informed that other varieties of seeds would also be available in the market. Agricultural scientists cautioned that if all farmers plant the same seed, it would be very dangerous if a disease spreads, so farmers should plant two or three varieties of seeds in their fields. It is known that certified seeds from other companies are available in sufficient quantities in the market.

Cotton Auction

Lakshman Singh Thakur, Secretary of the Agricultural Produce Market Kharagone, stated that due to the shortage of cotton arrivals, the closure of work by ginning workers, and maintenance work of ginning machines, cotton auction work will be closed from May 21, 2024, until the upcoming cotton season begins. All farmers were informed that as per the application of the Cotton Market Trader Association Kharagone, cotton auction work will be closed from May 21st until the upcoming cotton season. Therefore, to avoid inconvenience, the farmer should not bring their agricultural produce to the cotton market yard in Kharagone for sale.

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