The Malwa region of Punjab is going through the worst phase of agriculture. Where there is a farmer committed suicide every day on one side, there is also an increase in the number of plunderers. The farmer of this belt still did not recover from the supply of artificial seeds of cotton, the practice of fake paddy seeds has begun. In the paddy season, the supply of fake paddy seeds have put the farmers in the forefront.The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) has revealed the fake seeds of paddy sold in the market. Bathinda Deputy Commissioner has ordered a high level inquiry into the matter. On the other hand, the Agriculture Officer has denied the matter, but has been referring to its investigation. Ramkarn Singh Raman, State Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union, Lakhowal claimed that fake seeds of paddy were being sold in Bathinda, Mansa and other districts and that the farmers were being robbed.He said that in the Raman, Patran and Gidderbaha area, a fake seed of Paddy is being sold under the name of type 212. He said that the seeds of this paddy are being given to farmers till the farmers from Rs. 80 to 100. but the dealers are not being given any bills to the farmers on demand.Farmer leaders said that they met the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda in this matter and this matter has also been brought to the notice of Agriculture Director Jasvir Singh Bains.It is to be seen that fake seed business operating in a district or running in entire Punjab. Only after a high level investigation the matter should be resolved. Because the seed business is very big. Generally speaking, the lower level inquiry is stopped. Earlier, a large scam of fake seeds came out in the cotton crop. Therefore, in view of the situation of the farmers, there is a need to check at the right time because it can be a big problem for the farmers who are already facing the deficit.
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