Niral Patel, starts seed bank and giving seeds of rare plants to the people, indigenous seed will compete in climate change

Gandhinagar, 26 November 2020

Niral Patel of Palanpur has established a seed bank for some time. Collects and gives seeds to people from different regions. So that people grow endangered or rare plants. The people in front of them carry seeds. In this way, seeds come in the bank and people get it.

Says Niral, “I am distributing seeds for free to entire Gujarat with the aim of spreading the vines to various trees and flowers by visiting different areas around nature. Nature lovers from many parts of Gujarat send me seeds. I am carrying out this campaign with the new intention of reviving it. ”

I have distributed seeds for free in many areas of Gujarat. I have received the support of nature lovers. I enjoy doing. I currently have a collection of 70 different types of seeds. If there are more seeds then I distribute them to nature lovers. Niral says.

A lot of people are setting up seed banks in Gujarat.

Climate change

Hybrid seed is dying in the changing climate in rural areas of Gujarat, with BT cotton being the biggest example. That’s why millions of farmers now want indigenous seeds. Adopt indigenous seeds. Farmers in Gujarat are moving away from BT cotton for other crops.

Along with traditional farming, indigenous seeds are also in demand. Relatively good yields are expected in both drought and flood seasons. Hybrid seeded crops are wasted. Multinational companies in BT cotton and other seeds are producing hybrid seeds to earn crores of rupees.

Cotton variety withstands storm

Cotton seeds with round mangoes of black cotton-closed ball type were found at ICAR, Gujarat Agricultural University in 1949. Which is storm-proof – against the storm. A similar variety was obtained in Karnataka at that time.

The moisture resistant variety was acquired in 1986 by NBPGR, ICAR A B and is a high yielding variety.

Herbaceum (Wedge, Broach, Lulio and Gogri Cotton) and Carnatic (Kampta Cotton) differ in plant habit, maturity, leaf lobes, ball size, lint color, out-turn and seed container.

Yes. Interspecific hybridization of Hirsutum and Asiatic diploid species has led to the development of several Indo-American varieties (eg, 170-CO-2, 134-CO2-M, Gujarat-67, etc.). These varieties are genetically different from the rest of the hirsutum varieties developed in India. For the first time, tetraploid X are good examples of commercial varieties developed from diploid species.

830 species of medicinal and aromatic plants

In Anand, Gujarat, the ICAR’s Research Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research has 830 varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants in their bank.