Separate arrangements are being made to prevent foreign diseases from agricultural and horticultural crops. Keeping in view the good health of the crop, imported plants from abroad will be kept separate. The country’s first plantation quarantine center is to be set up in Uttarakhand. Imported plants will first be quarantined for a specific time. Only then will these plants be made available to farmers. Land is being sought in various districts of the state for establishment in the states. The Gujarat government has also issued a public notice to beware of seeds coming from abroad.
The government is looking for 20 acres of land in Dehradun, Tehri, Nainital, Haridwar, Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar districts to set up a quarantine center for the plant. A team from Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will visit these districts of Uttarakhand. The government’s intention in separating imported plants is to determine if there is any disease in the imported plant that causes any damage to the original crop. The central government is to set up a plant quarantine center in the country to protect agriculture and horticulture from diseases. Uttarakhand has been chosen as the first in the country for this center.