MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 29th Aug, 2018 ) :Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department organized a one-day training workshop for seed-dealers from across south Punjab, at Central Cotton Research Institute here Wednesday.
The basic purpose of the workshop was to guide and create awareness about the system and supply of recommended seed varieties, characteristics of pure seeds, benefits of seeds certification, essential symbols of certification, information about seed act 1976 and amended act 2015.
Director CCRI Dr Zahid Mehmood observed that CCRI was playing an important role in provision of pure and quality cotton seed. He stated that the strengthened seed industry would not only ensure provision of pure seeds but it would also improve financial condition farmers.
Deputy Director Federal Seed Certification and Registration Malik Asif Rasool also informed that recommended varieties of seeds could only be sold in bags, containing special tag, which is stitched in the bags.
He added that bags lacking this special tag, would have substandard or fake seeds. He instructed workshop participants not to purchase or sale such bags. He advised them to contact Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department in case anyone was found selling such bags.
Director Research Pakistan Central Cotton Committee Dr Tassawar Hussain Malik stated that such programmes would be organized to promote top quality seed industry as it would facilitate to farmers and strengthened country’s economy. This sort of initiatives would put positive impact on agriculture sector of the country.
About 400 seed dealers of Multan, Kotaddu, Muzaffargarh, Sunawana and other cities were present in the training workshop.