Consider the following statements about SAARC Seed Bank Agreement:

  1. The SAARC SeedBank Agreement will help the countries to increase their seed replacement rate
  2. India has still not ratified the agreement

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Second statement is incorrect because India has already ratified the agreement in 2011. The South Asian leaders endorsed a SAARC Seed Bank Agreement in the 17th SAARC Summit in Maldives (2011).

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