Seed and plant material production to increase

The government is taking steps to increase the production of seed and plant material as a public private sector partnership project. It has been scientifically confirmed that the quality of harvesting and productivity could be increased between 15 -25 percent by ensuring the availability of quality seeds and planting material.

The ministry of agriculture has taken initiatives to establish seeds and planting material production projects with the participation of private entrepreneurs.

In instances where state sector financial contribution isrequired for the project proposal to make available provisions in the form of matching grant up to a maximum of 50% of the anticipated cost for infrastructure development including the purchase of agricultural machinery and equipment.

If lands are required for the above the above projects to make available unutilized lands of the Department of Agriculture and other state institutions. The ownership of the lands will be held by the Department as well the other institutions and enter into a memorandum of understanding.