For Rabi Crop Odisha is going to Provide Quality Onion Seeds to FarmersHome

The Horticulture Department has planned to supply 1000 quintals of quality onion seeds to farmers during this rabi season for cultivation in 10,000 hectares (ha).

The Department, which has placed the order with the National Seeds Corporation (NSC), has requested the Central Government undertaking to supply the onion seeds to Deputy Director, Horticulture of all the districts by October 15.

Odisha is producing more onion than its annual requirement still it is deficit State because of lack of storage and marketing facilities. The Government has decided to launch Onion Mission and provide easy loans and high yielding seeds to farmers.

The Odisha State had produced nearly five lakh tonnes of onion in 2014-15 against its annual requirement of about three lakh tonnes. Balangir, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Kalahandi are the major onion production areas of Odisha State.

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