Promotion of cultivation of hybrid maize.

Chandigarh, June 8- With a view to promote cultivation of hybrid maize in Haryana, the farmers will be given seeds of hybrid maize of up to Rs 2,000 per acre free of cost under crop diversification programme.
While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Agriculture Department said that this programme aimed at promotion of cultivation of hybrid maize by reducing area under paddy. The maximum limit for getting seeds has been fixed at four acres per farmer. The farmers who desire to avail the benefit of the scheme, could contact Agriculture Development Officer of the area or the concerned officers to get their names registered by June 15,2016. This would help in ensuring availability of seeds on time.
He said that the appropriate period of sowing of Kharif Maize is between June 20 and July 25.
He said that for more information the farmers could contact office of Deputy Director, Agriculture on telephone numbers 0171-2530517 for Ambala, 01732-237816 for Yamunanagar, 01744-220504 for Kurukshetra, 0184-2272623 for Karnal, 0180-2664398 for Panipat, 01681-251730 for Jind, 0130-2212413 for Sonepat, 01746-235756 for Kaithal, 01666-222371 for Sirsa and 01667-231122 for Fatehabad.