The researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands also suggests that it is also possible to obtain viable seed from crops grown on Mars and the Moon.
The assistance which was initially intended to be implemented for four years, was also extended to five years.
This decision was taken by the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) for Chickpea at its recently concluded 24th annual Group Meet.
Around 12.59 lakh farmers had registered their names for sale of surplus paddy to government agencies under minimum support price in 2018-19 kharif.
As on August 30, rice area stood at 354.84 lakh hectare as against 372.42 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.
The sluice gates in Naugaon, Balikuda and Erasama blocks are gathering rust after coming in contact with saline water
Farmers who have taken crop loans are automatically covered under the scheme. So far, only 14,000 farmers have availed the kharif loan from banks against a target of 40,000.
According to the Union Ministry of Water Resources, Srisailam reservoir would get 60 TMC of water in the next three-four days.
This made farmers hesitate to cultivate the crop again. Also, this was the first instance of fall armyworm attack in the district and agriculture department officials were lost for a solution.
Water in reservoir of Indravati project, which is considered the lifeline of Kalahandi, is lying low due to lack of rains in the catchment areas.
In the wake of delayed monsoon, the agriculture department prepared a contingency plan and circulated it to district Collectors and agricultural officials on Tuesday.
Upper Kolab irrigation project authorities on Sunday released water in two of its canals for the ensuing kharif crops.
As per reports, Ganjam district has received only 56 mm rainfall against normal of 168 mm in June while it was 238.01 mm rainfall in 2018.
After the failure of Odisha's Potato Mission, the Horticulture wing of Odisha Agriculture department has chalked out a plan to extend financial support to farmers growing tomatoes in the state.
Rice, the main Kharif crop, was sown in 52.47 lakh hectares till last week, down from 68.60 lakh hectares a year ago.