Pakistan needs to benefit from China’s generous support on agriculture sector: Punjab Chief Minister
LAHORE, Oct. 3 (Gwadar Pro) – Punjab’s Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Saturday afternoon that Pakistan needs to benefit from China’s generous supports to Pakistan’s agriculture sector.
The CM observed that China’s progress in all fields including agriculture was an example for Pakistan to follow.
“We should take advantage of China’s generous support to move forward. The agriculture sector can become our economic backbone if we seize this opportunity,” he contended.
CM Bazdar revealed that 472,000 Kissan Cards so far have been issued to farmers for digital subsidy and these numbers would reach one million by the end of the current fiscal year.
He mentioned that 1,590 input dealers of Kissan Card were working across the province.
He indicated that under the national programme, the projects were being carried out to achieve the maximum production of wheat, sugarcane and rice crops.
The scope of drip irrigation and solarization projects was being extended gradually, he said and termed the Agriculture Transformation Plan a revolutionary programme in the agri-history of the province. He also ordered attention to olive cultivation in southern Punjab.
The meeting was informed that agriculture researchers of the department have introduced 31 new types of wheat, which have the ability to cope with water shortage and diseases. New variety of palm have also been introduced in the province, he added.
The meeting was also briefed that corn, wheat and rice yield had been achieved more than the set target in Punjab. The meeting was also briefed that Agriculture Extension would be restructured and outsourced besides setting up of centre of excellence for the research on rice, wheat, sugarcane and corn.
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