Now, barcode to ensure sale of quality seeds - ECAS Punjab

Now, barcode to ensure sale of quality seeds

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Chandigarh, September 19

In a move to protect farmers from unscrupulous traders selling fake or low-quality seeds, the Punjab Government has decided to deploy advanced certification technology, including barcodes and QR codes, to ensure farmers get genuine seeds of various crops, including wheat and rice.

Lock chain tech

  • Advanced certification of seeds will be done using block chain technology

  • It will help track origin of seeds to ensure farmers get genuine seeds

Encouraged by a successful project for potato crop seeds, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved deployment of advanced traceability certification through block chain technology to ensure farmers are not cheated with fake and uncertified seeds.

The certified seeds will be distribute to farmers in the coming seasons, beginning with 1.50 lakh quintal seeds of fodder, oil and cereal crops to be cultivated by Punjab State Seed Corporation across 10,000 acres. — TNS



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