Punjab government has geared up machinery to distribute subsidised seeds of Paddy, Moong and legume plants in hassle free manner to rain hit farmers for next crops.Disclosing this here today Punjab Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh said that the government has a stock of 3330 quintal of seed of PR-123 variety which would be sold to farmers at the rate of Rs. 3500/- per quintal. The Minister said that seed stock of about 4050 quintal of Basmati Pusa 1509 is available and that sale price of which had been fixed at Rs. 7000/- per quintal.
Beside the paddy, to improve the texture, fertility and organic metter in the soil, the government would supply about 40950 of legume plant (jantter) to farmers at the subsidized rate of Rs. 2000/- per quintal through the district Agriculture officers of their respective areas. Further to encourage the cultivation of Moong, about 2444.70 quintal seed of Moong is being distributed to farmers under various schemes at subsidy. Out of this 1040 quintal seed will be distributed at 50% subsidy and 1404 quintal at 25% subsidy.