Bhubaneswar, Nov20: After Onion, irregularities have been alleged in the distribution of groundnut seeds to farmers in the eastern Indian Odisha state.
Farmers alleged that adulterated and substandard varieties of groundnut seeds have been provided to the farmers.
The sub-standard adulteration is seen in the K-7 variety of seeds provided to farmers.
Notably, amidst crop loss due to deficient rainfall the state government is laying emphasis on oilseed cultivation. The farmers are being supplied seeds through the Odisha State Seeds Corporation (OSSC).
The groundnut seeds supplied to farmers are from the Maharashtra Seeds Corporation and have been certified by the Andhra Pradesh Seed Certification agency.