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"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
- Albert Einstein
Directions(1 to 10):Seed quality is an (1) aspect of crop production.
For ages, farmers have traditionally been selecting
and (2)good quality seed, since it was in their interest
to do so. They knew and understood the importance
of quality seed in production.
However, with the advent of green revolution
technology, based ( 3) on the high-yielding dwarf
varieties of wheat and rice, mainstream thinking
changed. Agricultural scientists, for reasons that
remain (4), began to doubt the ability of farmers to
maintain seed quality (5). Aided by the World Bank,
the Ministry of Agriculture launched a National Seeds
Project in 1967. Under the project, spread into three
phases, seed processing plants were (6) up in nine
states. Six states were covered under phase three.
All that the huge processing plants were (7)to do was
to provide ‘certified’ seeds of food crops, mainly selfpollinating crops, to farmers. In mid-1980s, the
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the
Philippines concluded a study which (8) that there
was hardly any difference in the crop yields from
transpl anted rice and from the crop sown by
broadcasted seeds. One would wonder why, in the first
instance, were the farmers asked to ( 9) over to
transpl anti ng paddy ? The answer is simpl e —
probably, to help the mechanical industries grow.
Since rice is the
staple food in Asia, tractor sales could
only grow if there was a way to move the machine in
the rice fields. No wonder, the sales of tractors,
puddlers, reapers and other associated (10) soared in