Which one of the following best describes the main objective of ‘Seed Village Concept?(2015)
a) Encouraging the farmers to use their own farm seeds and discouraging them to buy the seeds from others
b) Involving the farmers for training in quality seed production and thereby to make available quality seeds to others at appropriate time and affordable cost
c) Earmarking some villages exclusively for the production of certified seeds
d) Identifying the entrepreneurs in village and providing them technology and finance to set up seed companies
A village, wherein trained group of fanners are involved (generally in a self-help group) in production of seeds of various crops and cater to the needs of themselves, fellow fanners of the village and fanners of neighboring villages in appropriate time and at affordable cost is called “a seed village”.