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Farmers’ demand for wheat seeds not met

Published Date : November 26, 2020

MAKAWANPUR, Nov 26: The Agriculture Inputs Company Limited Provincial Office in Hetauda has failed to meet the demand of the farmers for wheat seeds. The office however says that lack of storage to stock the seeds is the reason behind.

The demand for the current season is around 2,500 metric ton whereas the office is able to provide only 1,612 metric ton, according to the office Chief Laxman Yadav.

The office has been providing seeds to farmers in Makwanpur, Chitwan and Kathmandu under Bagmati and also in Bara, Parsa and Rautahat of Province 2. Bhrikuti, Bjaya, NL171 and Gautam are the various species of wheat seeds provided by the office.

The office usually buys seeds from the farmers after harvest and sells it after processing in the planting season.

The seed bought for 35 to 40 rupees per kg is sold for 65 rupees per kg through cooperatives and seed distribution centres.

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