Hybrid seeds in the local village of Galakhajuri have caused more misery then happiness. Farmers were led to believe that due to scientific technology the hybrid seeds would produce higher yields of superior quality. However, to their disappointment the hybrid variety completely failed to provide produce.
VV-Correspondent Argen Karketa explains how hybrid seeds from Galakhajuri village, Bhandaria block, Garhwa, Jharkhand are inferior to the local variety.
Farmers who used the Dhanajay hybrid seedfound, “Rice pods did come up but there is no rice in it only husk.”
Thus the rice pods that had been sowed had no rice in them when harvested. Farmers have spent all their savings on this crop and are worried about their financial security. They had taken huge loans from private and commercial banks and companies.
A local farmer informs our Correspondent, “Local seeds are better then hybrid seeds. They require low investment and provide good produce.No technicality is involved, you follow the basic steps and get a good yield.”
Farmers have come to the resolution of not using hybrid seeds anymore but just local seeds.Local seeds are much more suited to the local environment and more of a safer option to provide good quality produce.
Our Correspondent Argen Karketa along with the farmers of Galakhajuri urge you to use local farming techniques and seeds and not to purchase expensive hybrid ones. Please educate those who you can.
Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu
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