As the famous saying goes "as you have sown, so shall you reap" the seed is that agricultural input which determines the expected output of all other inputs applied in appropriate proportions. The genetic potential of heterosis in crop plants could be realized only when the availability of quality seed stocks of such promising hybrids and their parental lines are available to the seed producers and farmers. A good hybrid with good grain quality planted on 10 million hectares of irrigated land could boost annual rice production by 10-15 million tons, thus, paves the road maps for achieving the targeted food grain production.
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