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Olive cultivation on 15,100 acres to be acheived by 2022: secretary.

LAHORE: A target of cultivating olive on an area of 15,100 acres of land will be completed by 2022.

Punjab Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khursheed said this while addressing in meeting of olive development board at Center of Excellence for Olive Research and Training Barani Agricultural Research Institute Chakwal, says a press release

issued here Thursday.

He said Barani Agricultural Research Institute Chakwal provided free olive plants besides technical training to farmers to make Pothohar an olive valley.

The secretary said during three years of the project olive had been cultivated on 7,900 acres of land and the set target would also be achieved with a commitment.

He emphasized that agricultural experts should benefit from the experiments of the international olive research institutes and must introduce modern scientific cultivation

methods.

Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal Director Muhammad Azeem Tariq said, " Center of Excellence for Olive Research and Training has started working to expand the olive department."

He said in this center work would be carried out on modern yielding technology of olive, training of farmers on scientific lines and others things.

The secretary visited the experimental farm in the institute besides olive extraction unit where he was briefed about the extraction of olive oil. He also planted a sapling

in the institute.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:May 3, 2019
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