) in Bengaluru has launched a seed portal through which people living anywhere in the country can get quality seeds at their doorstep after paying online.
Said to be the country’s first such seed portal from a public sector unit in horticulture with a wide range of seeds, it offers more than 60 high-yielding varieties of seeds for vegetables, flowers and fruit crops.
The ICAR-IIHR seed portal (https://seed.iihr.res.in) was launched by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director-General Trilochan Mohapatra during the National Horticulture Fair organised by the Institution on its campus this February.
The portal aims to take the institute’s quality seeds to even remote places of the country which do not have access to quality plant material
As per the Institute, the sales are expected to increase by 20-25% now. Along with quality seeds, the portal also provides information on suitability of the location for cultivation each variety, practices to be followed.
The portal adopts maximum purchase quantity concept to ensure that quality seeds are available to a large number of farmers
Online payment option has been provided to farmers make the payment against their purchase. They can pay through Online Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card and UPI.
Portal has also been integrated with SBI YONO App recently and has been launched by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister, Narendra Singh Tomar.
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