Plan to promote agriculture sector.
SIALKOT:Punjab government has
launched a comprehensive programme to promote
agriculture sector on modern lines and to save
irrigation water from wastage.
The sources in agri department told APP on
Sunday that, the plan would pave the way for introducing
modern and profitable farming, enhancing productivity,
lessening the productivity expenditures, better utilization
of fertilizers and pesticides and save the water.
The government was committed to bring about revolutionary
changes in agri sector on top priority basis and many steps
had already been taken in this regard, sources added.
They said that Punjab government has set aside Rs 4.76
billion for a three year plan for promotion of per acre
yield. Under the plan drip irrigation system on over 11,000
acres, solar system for drip sprinkler on over 1,500 acres
and tunnel farm technology on over 350 acres of land had
They said that tunnel farming would help to promote
the growing off-season vegetables around the year which
would be supportive in improving economic conditions of
The government would provide 80 per cent subsidy on
installation of solar system, 50 per cent subsidy on installation
of Tunnels (Tunnel farm Technology) and 60 per cent subsidy
for sprinkler irrigation, sources added.
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|Publication:||Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Feb 11, 2018|
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