09 December 2020, Chandigarh, IN: The Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Professor Samar Singh said now a large quantity of quality seeds can be produced in the University. The expenditure by the University on energy and labour for seed preparation will also be reduced. He urged the scientists to set up advance crop equipment to reduce the expenditure on crop production and this will ease farming related works.
After inaugurating the New Automatic Seed Processing Plant at the Ramdhan Singh Seed Farm located in the University, Professor Samar Singh emphasized to adopt drone technology to increase productivity per unit of the farm. He congratulated all the scientists and the entire faculty of the university on securing third position in the rankings of all State Agricultural Universities released by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Director Research, Dr. S.K. Sehrawat said that it has been 20 years since Ramdhan Singh Seed Farm has been producing seeds. Besides, efforts were being made to set up new Seed Processing Plants for the past several years. Taking immediate cognizance over this, the Vice Chancellor has ensured financial arrangements for setting up the new Seed Processing Plant. This will speed up quality seed production for farmers which will further facilitate the University in seeds distribution to the farmers in the coming times.
Director of Ramdhan Singh Seed Farm, Dr. Ram Niwas said that this plant is based on the latest technology of seed processing and its seed processing capacity is 30 quintals per hour. For this, about Rs 57 lakh were provided by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. This Seed Processing Plant is automated. The plant is equipped with the latest machines such as Seed Processing Pre-cleaner, graders, in-line cylinders, gravity separators, elevators and seed treatments and is based on a single integrated system. This will enhance the quality of seeds in seed processing and reduces the cost of electricity. He said that this will provide more quality seeds to the farmers for sowing purposes.
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