Vigour maintaining seeds for farmers
In the past, India has made great progress in providing food security for its people. However, the growth rate of agriculture
is consistently decreasing. There has also been a decline in the growth rate of foodgrain production. The challenge facing
the country is achieving higher food production over the next 2–3 decades. Baseline projection for total cereal demand in 2020 is 246 mt for direct human consumption. The relevant question that
arises is whether India would be able to increase its foodgrain production in the coming years with the net crop area remaining the same?