Farmer-Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Sachin Yadav said that seeds and soil of the farmers’ fields will be tested free-of-cost in Madhya Pradesh.
The department has issued orders in this connection. Shri Yadav informed that the state government will fulfill the promises to the farmers within the time limit.
Shri Yadav told that seven State Seed Testing laboratories are operating in Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Sagar and Hoshangabad.
Farmers can get samples of seeds prepared by them tested in these laboratories. He informed that after the testing of the purity of seed samples, germination, moisture in the laboratory, a report of purity will be prepared and given free of cost to the farmers.
Free testing of soil samples also
Farmer-Welfare Minister Shri Sachin Yadav told that no charge will be taken from farmers of the general category along with the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes for testing of soil samples.
Till now an analysis fee of Rs 33 was charged for testing per soil sample from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes farmers and an analysis fee of Rs 45 was taken from the general category farmer.
He said that 50 departmental soil testing laboratories are operating in the state. In these laboratories, testing facilities are being provided to the farmers.
Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare Dr. Rajesh Rajoura informed that instructions are being given to laboratories and concerned officers to make seed and soil testing free.