Ready to face any monsoon eventualities, asserts Indian govt.

Monday, July 16, 2012
New Delhi: Indian Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday said that the government is ready to face any monsoon eventualities.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here in New Delhi, Pawar said, “There are sufficient quantities of seed of late-sown varieties of various crops and these have been dispatched to different states.”

He asserted that steps have also been taken to provide sufficient quantities of seeds of rabi pulses to compensate for any loss in pulses production in the kharif season.

However, underlining Indian agriculture’s dependence on monsoon, the Minister said, “This continues to challenge the farming community, scientists and the policy makers alike. This year, with monsoon playing hide and seek, it will be really a challenge to maintain the excellent performance of last two year.”
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