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Interest-free loans for farmers to boost agriculture.

SIALKOT -- Punjab government has evolved a plan for the promotion of agriculture and to improve the financial condition of farmers across the Province.

According to agriculture department sources here on Wednesday, Punjab government would provide interest-free loans amoun Rs.80 billion to the farmers.

In Sialkot, the process of Registration of farmers had been initiated at Sialkot, Daska, Pasrur and Sambrial tehsil headquarters of the district.

Under the plan farmers having 12.50 acres of land will be given interest free loan while farmers having five acres of land would also be given interest free loan on top priority basis in Punjab.

In addition, the government under the plan will also provide

smart-phones on inexpensive price to enable the farmers to get weather information, technical assistance, market rates and the details of fertilizers and seed sellers easily.

Besides, the facility of insurance of crops would also be provide to the farmers while the technical assistance would also be provided to the farmers at each tehsil headquarter of the Punjab sources added.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 29, 2016
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