Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Gujarat’s Agriculture Minister Babubhai Bokhiria here today presented a cheque of Rs.3.65-crore to Chief Minister Narendra Modi as interim dividend of Gujarat State Seeds Corporation for the year 2012-13.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Minister of State for Agriculture Govind Patel, Principal Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperation Radhakant Tripathy and Corporation’s Administrative Director Dr. B.R. Shah.
The Corporation was set up to ensure proper distribution of pure quality standard seeds to farmers of the state. It produced 2.80-lakh quintal of seeds and sold 2.58-lakh quintal of seeds during the year, and registered 70 per cent rise in profit.