AP govt invokes PD act against spurious seed sellers

Tpattipati-pulla-rao-agriculture budgethe government of Andhra Pradesh to slap PD act against those who sells spurious seed to farmers.

AP Agriculture Minister P Pulla Rao said the Preventive Detention Act (PD Act) was invoked against some seed dealers for selling spurious seeds to the farmers ,

He said the Brahmaputra company had supplied seeds for 28,000 acres and Jeeva company to 389 acres. The seeds were found spurious and PD Act was invoked against them.

The licenses of 15 seed dealers were also canceled , informed the minister. The companies were instructed to pay compensation to the farmers.