UMARIA : The farmers were distributed spurious seeds at cooperative society, Shahdol through Adim Jati Seva Sahkari Samitis in the district. An FIR will be lodged against the cooperative society, Shahdol.

Sources said that the cooperative society with collusion of agriculture and cooperative department officials sold sub-standard seeds to the farmers consequently the seeds did not grow into plants.

Collector Surendra Upadhyaya directed the additional collector Nagendra Mishra to register criminal case against the guilty after investigation.

Earlier, the agriculture department deputy director MP Suman had directed to pay advance amount to cooperative society, Shahdol through cooperative societies for purchasing of seeds. The Adim Jati Sewa Sahkari Samiti officials complained to the collector through a memorandum.

The collector taking the matter seriously directed the deputy director to lodge FIR against the cooperative society, Shahdol. Along with this the collector also directed to return sub standard seeds and to return amount to the farmers.

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