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Monday, November 9, 2009

Policy Initiatives in Seed Sector: The following policy initiatives have been taken by the Government of India in seed sector:-
• Enactment of the Seeds Act, 1966

• Seed Review Team-SRT (1968)
• National Commission on Agriculture’s Seed Group (1972)
• Launching of the World Bank aided National Seeds Programme (1975-85)in three phases leading to the creation of State Seeds Corporations, State Seed Certification Agencies, State Seed Testing Laboratories, Breeder Seed Programmes etc
• Seed Control Order (1983)
• Creation of the Technology Mission on Oilseeds & Pulses (TMOP) in 1986 now called The Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM).
• Production and Distribution Subsidy
• Distribution of Seed Mini-kits
• Seed Transport Subsidy Scheme (1987)
• New Policy on Seed Development (1988)
• Seed Bank Scheme (2000)
• National Seeds Policy (2002)
• The Seeds Bill (2004)
• Formulation of National Seed Plan (2005)
• National Food Security Mission (2007)
• Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (2007)

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