Spurious chilli seeds: Telangana high court orders probe | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: The Telangana high-profile has arranged the district agricultural officers of Mulugu district to accumulate US-341 number of chilli seeds in the farmers at the district and ship them to laboratory for testing to confirm if they had been spurious seeds.
A seat of chief justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and justice Vijaysen Reddy heard dozens of farmers – Cherukuri Sathish Kumar of Chokkala village at Mulugu district and many other people of Venkatapuram mandal – that complained they suffered significant losses due to utilizing this wide range of seeds.
In addition they said ,000 acres of chilli harvest was ruined because of this spurious selection.
Although the state government and its own agri scientists should check the seeds prior to approving and enabling them to be marketed in the current market, it wasn’t done in the instance of the US 341 variety. After complaints against the aggrieved farmers, the revenue officials had issued notices to the local seed dealers along with the seed firm, but nothing concrete emerged in the practice.
The farmers voiced doubts if this official question and finds were a mere eyewash to pacify the farmers that were left bankrupt.
The bench directed the country to provide it that the report by the laboratory together with its findings by July 27.

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