Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, May 24: In a significant development, the distribution of subsidized paddy seeds under the Department of Agriculture’s seed exchange and distribution scheme for the year 2023-24 commenced from Patmada Lamps. The event was graced by MLA Mangal Kalindi, Jugsalai Assembly, who distributed 100 kilograms of the MTU 7029 paddy variety seeds to four farmers as a token gesture.
MLA Mangal Kalindi encouraged the farmers to utilize the government-provided seeds effectively. During his address, he emphasized the importance of close collaboration between departmental personnel involved in seed distribution and farmers at the grassroots level. Such interaction will enable farmers to fully benefit from various government schemes.
As part of the ongoing seed exchange and distribution scheme, paddy seeds are being distributed to farmers at a 50 percent subsidy. Patmada Lamps recently received 40 quintals of paddy seeds, and the subsidized price for farmers has been set at Rs 1,780 per quintal.
To avail themselves of seeds at the subsidized rates from Lamps, farmers are required to register in the blockchain system. This registration process is facilitated by the Block Agriculture Officer, Block Technical Manager, and Assistant Technical Manager of the respective block. During registration, farmers need to provide a photocopy of their Aadhaar card and mobile number. Upon seed collection, farmers receive an OTP (One-Time Password) on their registered mobile number, enabling them to obtain the seeds. Similar to previous years, farmers have shown a keen interest in procuring seeds ahead of the auspicious Rohin Nakshatra period. The event witnessed the presence of MLA representatives, Block Development Officer, Block Cooperative Extension Officer, LAMPS workers, Atma workers, and 20 farmers, who collectively celebrated the successful commencement of the subsidized seed distribution program.