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International seed certification workshop held in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: On the first day of international seed certification workshop during the assessment test I got zero marks, but the last day I came up with 70 per cent of the marks, it shows how the workshop made me perfect, said J S Nair, Uttarakhand Seed Certification representative.

Seed certification authority members, scientists and university professors from 17 States and five countries are here to take part in a five-day International Seed Certification workshop organized by the Telangana government.

On Wednesday the participants were taken to filed visits at Gowrama village of Gajwel mandal in Siddipet district. The authorities were explained how to collect samples and conduct testing.

Later the participants thanked the State government for taking the leading position in conducting the workshops and seminars on strengthening seed production and certification.

“Telangana has potential and it should be made headquarters for Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),” said Jagadishwar from Bangalore. He is also working for Indio-America coordination committee.

N Selwaraj, Special officer at Tamil Nadu Agriculture University has appreciated the efforts of the State government. He congratulated Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for taking all necessary steps to make the Agriculture sector a dependable one. He also hailed the workshop patters designed by the department.

Another participant V S Guptha from Rajasthan said no government has organized such a useful workshop so far and thanked Telangana government for taking a lead. “I attended similar workshop at Canada but here I learned a lot thanks to the curriculum designed by the department,” Guptha said.

Representatives from Kashmir, Karnataka and Goa also expressed satisfaction and thanked the State government. They also sought help from the Telangana Agriculture department to conduct similar workshops in their respective States in near future.

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