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803 tractors to be provided under Green Tractor scheme in Rawalpindi.

RAWALPINDI, March 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): The computerized balloting for the Green Tractor Scheme announced by the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for small cultivators was held in Rawalpindi like other districts of the Punjab under which Govt. of Punjab has provided a subsidy of Rs. 2 lakh on purchased of tractor to the successful farmers who had applied under the scheme. According to a handout issued here, in district of Rawalpindi, the balloting for total 192 tractors was held and tehsils of Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi, Kallar Syedian, Kahuta, Taxila, Murree and Kotli Sattian have been allocated a quota as 75, 45, 25, 18, 13, 10, 6 respectively. The balloting for Green tractor scheme was held in Rawalpindi under the auspices of Bank of Punjab, Rawalpindi and Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed was the chief guest on this occasion while MNA Muhammad Shakil Awan, MPAs Raja Muhammad Hanif Advocate, Malik Iftikhar, Zia Ullah Shah, DCO Imdad Ullah Bosal were the guest of honour who by pressing the button of the computer conducted balloting for the each tehsil. Addressing on the occasion, Commissioner Rawalpindi said that Green Tractor Scheme for the small farmers is a tremendous step of the Government of Punjab which would bring positive results for promoting agriculture in the province especially in Potohar region. He added that credit goes to Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif who has offered a subsidy of Rs.2 lakh on each tractor to the farmers under Green Tractor Scheme and this year Chief Minister has increased number of tractors for Rawalpindi district i.e. 192 as compared to 172 of the last year. Zahid Saeed further said that Punjab Government has taken other various steps for the promotion of per acre yield of the crops and promoting agriculture in the province including allotment scheme of Government lands to agriculture graduates and post graduates, streamlining the system of land record and irrigation system. The Commissioner informed that on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab complete transparency has been observed in the process of Green Tractor scheme from receiving of the applications to the phase of balloting. He informed that in districts of Rawalpindi division, total 803 tractors will be provided under Green Tractor scheme. He inaugurated the balloting process by pressing the button of the computer for balloting of subsidized tractors for tehsil Gujar Khan. Muhammad Shakil Awan, MNA while expressing views on this occasion said that Green Tractor scheme is a gift for the small farmers by the Chief Minister Punjab and transparent procedure for balloting proves that the PML (N) in the light of its manifesto is committed to implement policy of merit and justice in the province. He added that if merit policy is adopted under a democratic process for coming 10 years, every citizen would be able to get his just right and the problems faced by the nation would be resolved automatically. He said that the Green Tractor scheme will help in bringing prosperity in Punjab. MPAs Zia Ullah Shah, Raja Muhammad Hanif Advocate, Malik Iftikhar, DCO Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal, Area Manager of Bank of Punjab Khalid Mehmud Sh., and EDO Agriculture Rawalpindi Dr. Hameed Ullah Shah also addressed on the occasion and highlighted the significance and salient features of the Green Tractor scheme. They said that total 2743 applications were received from the applicant farmers and 693 were rejected, while balloting on 2050 applications were conducted. They said that applicants can see the list to know about the names of successful farmers on website of the Rawalpindi Administration i.e. * and They said that successful candidates will be provided allotment letters within 3 days and they can book their tractors within 45 days after the balloting. If some successful applicant does not book tractor within stipulated mentioned period, the applicants in the waiting list will be offered allotment of the tractor thereafter.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 22, 2010
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