LAHROE - Action has been initiated to cancel the registration of the seed companies having no infrastructure as per rules and regulations after investigation of 600 registered seed companies in Punjab. This decision was taken during a meeting held at Central Cotton Research Institute Multan, chaired by Provincial Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmed Ali Olakh. The meeting also decided to ban the sale of coloured seeds so that no excessive price could be charged to the cotton cultivators. The meeting evolved strategy for provision of quality and attested seeds in the next season of cotton. The meeting was informed that Punjab Seed Corporation will provide approved seed of BT verities of cotton of 45 thousand mond to cultivators for which arrangements have been made. The Minister directed to apprise the Punjab government of the report regarding average production after getting samples of seeds available for cultivation of cotton of Federal Seed Certification. The Minister also directed Federal Seed Certification Department, Agriculture Department and Agriculture Department Extension to have coordination and make regular monitoring of the seed companies. He also directed to take action under Seed Act 1973 against the sale of substandard and unapproved variety of seeds so that through the sale of qualitative and approved seeds, maximum produce of cotton could be yielded and the economy of the country could be strengthened.