Government launches Seed import-export portal
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched seed import-export portal to facilitate export-import of seeds and planting material. It has been developed for making trade process easy. The ministry has removed all prohibitions imposed on export of seeds of different varieties to encourage export of seeds. It also has made import export policy flexible and transparent for ascertaining availability of high quality seeds to farmers found out everywhere in world. The import export of seeds and planting material is controlled under Import Export Policy 2002-2007.
With the launch of this portal, all organisations importing-exporting seeds will not be required to submit their applications in 20 copies. Using this portal, employees of agriculture department will also execute the process related to import-export applications in smooth way. This portal will expeditiously process remarks from the different departments that will result in timely disposal of the applications.