The Karnataka government has decided to break the nexus of people selling duplicate seeds in the market. On Friday, fake seeds worth Rs 6 crore were seized from Haveri district.
After being tipped off, Agriculture Minister BC Patil directed his officers team members to conduct a raid in Haveri where duplicate seeds were being sold to unsuspecting farmers.
A joint team led by Haveri district joint director Manjunath and police inspector Bhagavathi raided SuryaCold Storage in Byadgi town and seized 2,800 tonnes of fake seeds. A case has been filed in the Byadgi police station and the district court.