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Indian Seed Congress at Gurgaon in February

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 27, 2013 Published on January 27, 2013




The Indian Seed Congress 2013 will be held in Gurgaon on February 8 and 9. The fourth edition of the seed meet, organised by the National Seed Association of India (NSAI), is being held at a time when the Rs 10,000-crore seed industry faces a major crisis.

Absence of institutional funding, increasing prices in cost of seed production and vagaries of climate have hit the industry in the last two years.

“The annual forum will deliberate on the new technological advances and the barriers to technology development and introduction. It will showcase new product range, services and network for better business development,” an NSAI executive said.

It would provide a platform for the seed industry stakeholders to talk to technology developers, and policy makers. The theme of the congress would be ‘Seeds of change – Ensuring the evergreen revolution’.

The earlier editions of the conferences were held at Bangalore (2010), Hyderabad (2011) and Pune (2012). Representatives from seed research firms and scientists from 15 countries are expected to take part in this year’s event.

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Published on January 27, 2013
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