First seed bank for ‘Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem’ project inaugurated

Updated:10 months, 1 week ago IST

Leh (J&K), Dec 08 (ANI): The community seed bank at Stakmo village in Leh developed by CAZRI (Central Arid Zone Research Institute) under its National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) was inaugurated on Friday by Executive Councillor for Agriculture of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Tsering Wangdus. Senior Technical Officer at CAZRI said in the wake of global warming, it has become essential to develop community seed banks in Ladakh to preserve barley seeds as Barley serves as the main crop for the sustenance of farmers.

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